The 55 residents of Canal Side Care Manor in Walnutport are on a search to find a new care home, now that the new operator, Apex Management, has decided to close the home by the end of this month.
In an article in The Morning Call of Allentown, Department of Public Welfare spokeswoman Anne Bale said that negotiations broke down between Apex and the previous operator, Canal Side Care Manor LLC, “due to an inability to finalize sale terms.”
Canal Side cannot continue to stay open under the previous operator because it is no longer licensed. According to the article, the Department of Public Welfare refused to renew their license and ordered Canal Side to sell or close the homes last year. The state cited numerous violations during home inspections, as well as allegedly discriminating against a resident with HIV.
In the article, Bale said that state and local officials will help residents and their families select new homes, help them pack and move, and will help with issues such as prescriptions and medical care. She also said that Department of Public Welfare and local human services agencies will visit residents in their new homes “to ensure that they are satisfied and well cared-for.”
We wish the best for the residents of Canal Side Care Manor and hope that they find new housing very soon.