FAMILIES of dementia patients must seek alternative accommodation for their loved ones following news of the closure of a Rhyl care home.
Sandy Lodge Nursing Home, on Dyserth Road, is set to close its doors because of a recent decline in patients, which will mean the 22 people currently at the home will be re-located.
Rose Whittle, of Rhyl, whose 81-year-old mother, Marie Warburton, has been a resident at Sandy Lodge for almost ten years is concerned about the move.
“It will be a real upheaval for her, moving at her age,” she said.
“It was upsetting to hear it was closing – my mother is part of the furniture there. All the staff know her, and now she will have new members of staff looking after her – this could be a problem in the long run.
“I am hoping to get her into Canterbury House next door - it is important that she stays in Rhyl.”
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Denbighshire Council said they are working in partnership to support affected individuals.
A spokeswoman for Denbighshire Council, said: “The company are working with the health board and local authority to ensure a planned, timely and safe transition into new care homes for those residents affected by the closure.”
A spokesman for Sandy Lodge, part of the European Care Group, said: “We will be working closely with residents, their families, the Health Board and all agencies to help find alternative homes for people within reasonable distance and with as little disruption as possible.
“We will also be working with our staff to do everything we can to help them find alternative employment, including where possible at other European Care locations.”