Frail OAPs handed ‘callous’ eviction from Milton Keynes care home

Elderly care home residents have been given a 28-day eviction notice after their building was deemed unfit for purpose.

Rosewood Care Centre in Fenny Stratford will close next month – forcing 21 residents, including those with dementia, to find a new home.

Joyce Wiley, whose 90-year-old mother Maud Morris has lived at the home for three years, said: “It was completely out of the blue, without warning. I am in absolute, total shock.

“My mum is deaf – she does not need this upheaval. To move her now will be awful.”

Joyce has chosen not to tell her mother about the imminent move until she has found her somewhere to live

She added: “She is very fragile and this will be devastating for her, she is so frail.

“I think it is cold and callous of them to do this.”

Milton Keynes Council pays for the care of 19 Rosewood residents and is now working closely with 
the home to help residents find alternative accommodation.

Despite Joyce’s claims the building has been sold, its future is still unknown.

A spokesman for the home was unable to disclose what would happen to the Watling Street building.

He added: “A detailed survey of the home has shown that the internal environment requires changes beyond the scope of a feasible refurbishment programme in order for it to meet future care needs.

“Our priority is the health and wellbeing of the people we support, their families and our dedicated staff.

“We will be working closely with residents, their families, the local authority and all agencies to help find alternative homes for people within a reasonable distance and with as little disruption as possible.”

Embrace, which owns Rosewood, says it will work with staff to help them find alternative employment.