MPTF Relocating Long-Term Residents on Campus

The troubled Motion Picture Home says it is consolidating its remaining residents to a nursing facility

The Motion Picture Home is consolidating all of its long-term care residents into a single facility on its Wasserman Campus, a move that will affect 25 people who currently reside in the 1960s-era Pavilion.

They join 29 residents in the newer Skilled Nursing Facility, the Motion Picture & Television Fund said in its press release on Tuesday. It said the move will be completed by June 18.

Bob Beitcher, MPTF president and CEO, openly acknowledged that the move was part of the fund’s plan to shutter the long-term care facility once it relocates all residents off-campus.

“This is the next phase in our plan to close our Long Term Care operation,” Beitcher said. “In all respects, the Skilled Nursing Facility is a better living space for our LTC residents than the nearly 50-year-old Pavilion and will enable us to provide more spacious accommodations and enhanced socialization opportunities for all residents. Continuity of care will be provided by the primary LTC caregivers as well as the social worker and activities staffs who will follow the residents to their new accommodations.”

The MPTF is also finalizing its plan to close its Acute Care Hospital, and said it will announce that closure date within a few months.