Residents and their families have been concerned by the rapid change of ownership of the Copper Hill Care Home in Hunslet.
A Residents and Relatives meeting was held on 7 June where representatives of HC-One explained why they had put the home on the market just six months after buying it.
A spokesperson for the home said:
“After the complex acquisition of the former Bupa homes; we have taken the decision to sell Copper Hill Care Home to an alternative care home operator.
“Following a comprehensive review of all of the care homes we acquired, we identified a small number where we felt that their long-term future would be better supported by a smaller operator. In the meantime, these homes will continue to receive investment and support to enable them to deliver the kindest possible care to Residents in the same way that any of our homes would, including upcoming investment into Wi-Fi, ‘Touch’ learning and development programmes.
“Until we are satisfied that we have agreed the most appropriate model for each of these homes, they will fully remain part of our care home family and benefit from the very best care provision, and learning and development initiatives that we pride ourselves on.”
A spokesperson for Leeds City Council said:
“We have been assured by HC-One that they will continue to provide continuity of care to residents and that staff will be provided with extra support during the time of transition. We will continue liaise closely with HC-One until plans are agreed on the future of Copper Hill”