Historic nursing home’s closing producing ripple effects
The closing of Eliza Bryant Village, the 126-year-old Cleveland nursing home slated to cease business in June, will have a long-lasting negative impact on its surrounding community and other Ohio facilities, say local leaders and industry experts.
“It’s just unbelievable that’s what’s happening. I wish a sponsor out there would reach out and hear us and help them with this place and bring it back up because it’s just a monument here,” longtime neighboring resident Ceabe Watkins told local media Monday.
Eliza Bryant leadership earlier this month announced the closing of the 99-bed skilled nursing facility, citing soaring costs, low census and insufficient pandemic relief funding for the decision. The nonprofit organization’s skilled nursing unit will close June 8, but its other elements will continue to operate. They include a home care unit, adult day care, senior outreach, affordable senior housing. community transportation and its Elder Justice Center.