The City of Hamilton has stepped in to help the residents at four care facilities after reports of a lack of food and properly trained staff.
There are about 50 residents who live at Balsam Lodge, Anka Rest Home, Burris Lodge and St. Francis Lodge.
They were told at a meeting this week with the city, they could move to another residential care facility if they wished and a report in the Hamilton Spectator says most have taken the offer.
This is the latest development in an ongoing dispute between the City of Hamilton and Bellbrook Meadows Incorporated over several problems and their licenses to operate have been hanging in the balance.
At a licensing tribunal hearing on May 13 the city moved to revoke three licenses the company had and to refuse an application for a fourth.
Bellbrook pleaded no contest.
Another company, Niagara Supportive Living, is waiting in the wings to take over the operation, but it’s not known how long the licensing process will take.