How will the closing proceed?

The OPH must surrender its operating license to the NY State Department of Health by March 31, 2021.  This date was assigned by the DOH, having taken into consideration the safety and well-being of the residents during their transfer to a new facility.  Families of residents with the assistance of the OPH administration will identify a new home and make necessary arrangements for the transfer.

Meanwhile, OPH administration will maintain the level of care it provides to its residents, work with the families to ensure there is a new facility for the residents, prepare resident records for transfer to their new facility, and wind-down the OPH operations. The DOH has strict guidelines for the closing of a facility and the transfer of care for the residents. The OPH administration is held accountable to the DOH to adhere to those guidelines.