Four Seasons Health Care (FSHC) has announced the closure of Kings Reach Care Home in Ramsey, Isle of Man.
Kings Reach is the latest in a series of closures announced by Four Seasons, which is adjusting its portfolio with the aim of improving quality and performance.
John Kirk, Regional Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “The proposal to cease operating the home has not been arrived at easily, but we think it is unavoidable based on a combination of factors.
“The home can accommodate 49 people but has only 36 residents living there. The premises would require substantial work to bring it up to our expectation of a modern care home but the investment that would be required is just not viable given its low occupancy and the current market conditions.
“Additionally, there have been difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff with the right level of skills, especially nurses, due to its location.
“The wellbeing of the people living in the home is our priority and we will work closely with The Isle of Man Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that the residents and their families are supported to find suitable alternative placements. Kings Reach will continue to provide care while we allow plenty of time for the most appropriate arrangements to be made for all residents.
“We adhere to good practice guidelines on closures and the safe transfer of older people to new care settings, which have been produced by The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.”