FAMILIES of residents at two Victorian aged-care homes are demanding to know whether their loved ones will be kicked out on the street.
Alexandra House, in Bendigo, and Mount Martha Valley Lodge, at Safety Beach, owned by convicted criminal Stephen George Snowden, are now in the hands of administrators.
And the State Coroner's office has confirmed that it has asked police to investigate the death of an 83-year-old woman at Mount Martha Valley Lodge on December 14 - the second case at the same home.
More than 100 people live at the homes, and some relatives said they were worried about what would happen to their frail parents.
Told of the homes' difficulties, the daughter of one resident, who asked not to be named, said: "Oh dear.
"I'm bloody worried about the quality of care. The quality of care is just s---.
"I wanted my father to leave," she said.
There are now concerns about when relatives of deceased residents can recover bonds that their parents paid to get into the homes.
The Department of Health and Ageing has been monitoring both homes for 12 months.
The homes are owned by a company controlled by Mr Snowden. He also has Viva Care in Essendon, Rosewood Mews in Greensborough, and Woodhaven Lodge in Croydon North.
Nepean Hospitals is the approved provider accredited to run the Bendigo and Safety Beach homes.
Administrators Grant Thornton confirmed yesterday that it was appointed administrator of Nepean Hospitals this week.
"The company will continue to trade and the appointment will not (have an) impact upon the residents of either facility at this stage" a statement said.
Minister for Ageing Mark Butler said the Health Department and the Aged Care Standards Accreditation Agency would continue to monitor the aged care homes.
"The Department will work closely with the administrator to ensure the best possible outcome for residents," he said.
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