April 22, 2009
Seafront nursing home in Burnham-On-Sea
prominent nursing home on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront is under threat
of closure due to a drop in the number of elderly people staying
owners of Beverley Cottage residential care home, situated on
the North Esplanade, confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week
that closing the home is being considered, although no final decision
has yet been made.
Joy, Chief Executive Officer of Brunelcare, explained in a statement
to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The trustees and management team
at Brunelcare are considering the possible closure of Beverley
Cottage residential care home."
a decision has not yet been made on this issue. Consultation is
currently in progress to discuss, invite and investigate, where
appropriate, all suggestions including how closure can be avoided."
added: "There are two main reasons for considering the possibility
of closure. The first is that Beverley Cottage is experiencing
difficulties in securing permanent new residents."
is due to several reasons that include the local competition in
the Burnham-On-Sea area, and national and local initiatives to
enable people to remain living in their own home for longer."
second reason is that Beverley is experiencing difficulty in securing
the required fee levels from residents (both respite and permanent),
that cover the costs of running the home."