Aloha House Closing its Doors

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

April 28, 2006

The Aloha House Assisted Living Facility in Charlottesville will be closing its doors. The state is in the process of revoking the facility's license.

The owner of the Aloha House, Banana Anderson, said the state is trying close down the facility because of several violations ranging from quality of care to maintenance problems.

Now low income residents are being forced to move out even though they can't afford it.

The Jefferson Area Board of Aging has agreed to help three of these residents find housing in Charlottesville. But they said it will be difficult finding a place for the rest of the low income residents.

"The other 19 will be far flung, there is no question about it. [Residents will have to move to] Richmond, Roanoke, maybe as far away as the Tennessee boarder because there are just so few beds available in assisted living facilities for low income people," said Gordon Walker, the CEO of JABA.

Anderson is due in court next week to appeal her revoked license. She also said the residents have received proper care since they have been in operation the last five years.

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