South Boston's Marian Manor to close this summer

Marian Manor, the nursing and rehabilitation facility in South Boston run by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm since 1954, will close this summer.

In a statement to the Reporter today, the Sisters say: "Despite our best efforts to find a partner to redevelop the current location, we have been unable to create a plan that is financially viable given the challenges that all healthcare institutions currently face, including nursing shortages, skyrocketing real estate costs, inflation, and the growing demands for facility maintenance.

"In addition, there is not sufficient public funding or grants available at this time that would allow us to move forward with any of the redevelopment proposals considered for the current location.... Having exhausted every practical option, we have made the difficult decision to close Marian Manor as the aging building has come to the end of its useful life."

The closure is expected to take effect in 120 days and the facility says "we are committed to our residents, their families, and our staff. Prior to the closure of the facility, we will ensure that all our current residents are relocated to another location of their choosing – including a nearby facility sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters, or another nursing and long-term care facility."

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