Presbyterian Home of Maryland to close Towson location

Presbyterian Home of Maryland to close Towson location.

Presbyterian Home of Maryland, an assisted living center and nursing home, said Monday it plans to close its Towson facility by November, after nearly 90 years.

The faith-based not-for-profit said it was facing "prohibitively expensive" renovations to keep the Southland Hills site running, with operating losses topping $1 million annually in recent years as occupancy has declined.

The organization said it plans to move forward with a proposal to build a new, larger continuing care retirement community in Harford County. PHM staff are working to relocate the roughly 50 residents still living in the 4.5-acre Towson center.

"We made this very difficult decision as a result of our inability to maintain our aging facility, combined with a decline in occupancy rates over the past several years," said Susan Shea, PHM President & CEO.

Presbyterian Home of Maryland was founded in 1883 and has been at its Towson location since 1929.

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