Relocation fears over Derbyshire County Council care home closures
The daughter of an 89-year-old woman whose care home is set to close says she fears a move to another home will kill her.
Derbyshire County Council has confirmed it is closing four care homes, including the Glebe in Alfreton, where Heather Arden's mother is a resident.
The authority said the homes were not financially viable, but understood people's concerns.
About 78 residents will be affected by the closures.
Mrs Arden, whose mother has dementia, said: "We are absolutely devastated by the news.
"We always believed it was a foregone conclusion - it's left the staff, residents and families really distressed."
She added: "I don't think, in my opinion, my mother will survive the move. It will be too distressing for her because she's at a point in her life where she's like a child.
"She won't understand why she's been taken out of her home.
"All I can do now is try and get her the best possible alternative and just hope I am wrong."
The homes affected are:
- The Willows, Ripley
- Red House, Chesterfield
- The Glebe, Alfreton
- Hillcrest, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston
Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member for adult social care, said the authority would support those affected "every step of the way".
He said: "I have every sympathy with them but unfortunately we have no choice."
No decision on a time-scale for the closures has been made.