Historic Eliza Bryant Village to close skilled nursing home

March 30, 2022

CLEVELAND — A nursing home that calls itself the oldest continually-operating, African American-founded long-term care facility in the country is closing its long-term care building. 

“It was devastating. Absolutely devastating,” said Cleveland Councilwoman Stephanie Howse.  

Howse has a personal connection to Eliza Bryant Village. Her father was a resident there for 12 years.

“I could not imagine. I could not imagine,” she said. “And so, you know, it’s still taking the information in. At this moment, it’s seeing how we can work in partnership with the Eliza Bryant team staff.” 

Eliza Bryant Village said the board of trustees decided to close its long-term nursing care facility June 8.

“It’s been emotionally draining for staff who have to deliver that message and the residents and family members who are now having to scramble to make other arrangements. Now, we’re going to help them,” said Eliza Bryant Village President and CEO Danny Williams.  

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