Eastern State Hospital to close long-term care facility

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Courtesy: UK HealthCare

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern State Hospital is shuttering its long-term care facility.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services made the announcement on Tuesday.

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The cabinet says it is due to state budget cuts.

There are 14 residents with acquired brain injuries or geriatric residents with long-term care needs in the facility, according to the cabinet.

The cabinet says the UK HealthCare team at Eastern State Hospital will oversee the transition of residents to other facilities or community settings and “will work with the residents and families to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.”

Eastern State Hospital is a state-owned psychiatric facility and is managed by UK HealthCare and primarily serves patients with acute mental health needs.

The cabinet says all other services provided by Eastern State Hospital will continue.