Administration and accounting specialist Deloitte has been called in to run three Lincolnshire care homes owned by Lifeline Nursing Services.
As the administrator, Deloitte will look for a new owner for the homes in Grantham, Boston and Lincoln.
Lifeline Nursing Services employs around 170 people and cares for up to 125 residents at the three homes.
Lincolnshire County Council, which places residents at all three Lifeline Nursing Services Homes, says it is working with all parties to ensure continuity of service.
Speaking to local newspaper Grantham Journal, Pete Sidgwick, assistant director for adult care at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are aware that the company that runs St Edmund’s Nursing Home in Grantham has gone into administration. At this time there is no suggestion that the home will close. We’re working closely with staff at the home to make sure that residents continue to get high quality care. We will also help to facilitate discussions with potential buyers.”
Deloitte has said that it aims to ensure quality of care is “maintained and enhanced where possible whilst a buyer for the homes is sought”.
Lifeline Nursing Services’ homes are St Claire’s Nursing Home in Lincoln; St Edmunds Nursing Home in Grantham and St John’s Nursing Home in Boston.
St Claire’s and St Edmunds were both rated as Requires Improvement in their latest CQC inspections. St John’s has not been inspected since November 2013.