Personal-Touch Home Care to Close All Ohio Locations, Lay Off 257
Personal-Touch Home Care is planning to close all its Ohio locations by April 20, resulting in more than 250 workers being laid off.
The New York-based company announced its intentions in a Feb. 14 letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, according to the Dayton Business Journal. The letter did not state the reason for the closures, according to the newspaper report.
Personal-Touch Home Care had not responded to inquiries from Home Health Care News as of press time.
Personal-Touch offers home health, personal care, therapy, hospice and other services in 10 states, with a workforce of about 12,000 home health and personal care aides and roughly 3,000 nurses, according to the company’s website.
There are four Personal-Touch locations in Ohio, in the towns of Eaton, Fairfield, Independence and Wooster, the Business Journal reported. Two additional Ohio “satellite offices,” in Fairlawn and Elyria, are listed on Personal-Touch’s website.
A total of 257 people will lose their jobs in the state, and none of these workers is represented by a union, the Business Journal reported, citing the letter that Personal-Touch CEO Rob Caione sent the state.
Each Personal-Touch location is a separate corporate entity, the provider states on its website. The company began operations in 1974.
Written by Tim Mullaney