Lewiston Villa Nursing Home to Close
Plan in place to support residents with relocation by October 26, 2013
It is with great sadness that we have shared the news that Lewiston Villa Nursing Home will be closing by Oct. 24, 2013.
Lewiston Villa Nursing Home has a long history of serving the community of Lewiston. The facility began as a two-story house on Main Street known as the Deloughery Home. Originally operated as a group home, it was managed by Grace Deloughery. In the mid-1980s, the home was purchased by a group of individuals who formed the Deloughery Home Limited Partnership. The Partnership constructed a 58-bed nursing facility addition off the back of the original house, creating Lewiston Villa Nursing Home.
Today, like many nursing homes across the country, Lewiston Villa has been challenged by declining census due to increased competition, by stagnant reimbursement and rising costs. After 28 years of providing quality services to area residents, the partners found they could no longer dedicate the necessary time and energy to address the ongoing challenges associated with continuing to own Lewiston Villa.
“We will be making every effort to help ensure as smooth a transition as possible for all involved, especially for residents, their families and staff,” added Jodi Barton, administrator. All residents and their families and/or representatives will receive assistance in finding and moving to a new home of their choice. The team is also coordinating efforts with area officials and ombudsmen to assist in identifying and addressing individual resident needs to help ensure a smooth transition to a new facility.
The facility is also assisting employees with their search for new job opportunities.