Guelph nursing home to close permanently later this year

Residents at a Guelph nursing home will have to find new accommodation, as the family-owned and operated long-term care home announced they will be closing later this year.

LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home has been operating in Guelph since 1982, but the age of the building and the significant investment required to meet safety standards has caused the owners to announce a permanent closure.

In a statement to CityNews570, an upcoming license expiry, substantial increases in costs of construction, and health human resource challenges have also led to the decision.

“We are grateful to our entire community for helping LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home provide services and a caring home to our staff and residents, and in supporting their families and friends,” said the owners of LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home in a statement.

The owners added that they will be working with local placement services and long-term care homes to help residents transition to alternate housing, and are planning to support their staff in finding employment.

“On behalf of the leadership team and the owners of LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home, we thank you for your years of collaboration and support and as we now work together to carefully and thoughtfully close our home and help our staff and residents through this transition period,” the nursing home release says.

According to the statement, they will close for good on November 29.

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