BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – Imagine trying to pack up your old home and find a new one in just 30 days. That’s the position about 30 senior citizens in Boardman are dealing with right now as the Sateri nursing home says they are losing too much money to keep their Boardman location open.
The Sateri assisted living centers in Boardman will be closing their doors In about a month. For businesses like this that provide care for the elderly, shutting down can be a tricky business.
The Sateri Centers sent a letter to residents and their families, saying the business would close Dec. 3.
The area agency on agency says when nursing homes close, residents have less notice than if they were evicted.
Representatives from state and local agencies are now scrambling to find new homes for the seniors who lived there.
That means they need to find homes for about 2 dozen private-pay residents. There are also five residents who use medicaid waivers to pay for their care.
“In Mahoning County,” Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Cassandra Valentini said. “There aren’t a lot of beds available. There’s about 40 beds available, but that doesn’t mean they are able to go there. The facility can say no. As far as waiver beds go, we only have probably two.”