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'The move will finish her off': Woman's fear for mother, 91, after her care home abruptly closes

''The move will definitely finish her off': those are the words of the worried daughter of the last resident to leave a Bilston care home that abruptly closed down.

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At the age of 91 she faces an uncertain future after her family were given just days' notice of its closure.

The daughter – who didn't want to be named – said her mother needs end-of-life care but a planned visit by a social worker to the home, Mill House, Mount Pleasant on Monday didn't happen and by the 5pm deadline for all of the residents being moved out, she remained in the place she has called home for two years.

Mill House Care Home in Mount Pleasant, Bilston which shut down unexpectedtly on Monday. Residents were given 48 hours notice of its closure.

Residents at Mill House were only told at 4pm on Friday after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that the home was closing on Monday and they would be provided with alternative accommodation. They were moved out by minibus over the weekend and yesterday, some to Wellesley House Nursing Home in Penn, leaving the once-thriving home an empty shell with staff packing belongings and Christmas decorations into boxes.

But the daughter of the last resident still there at 5pm said: "We understood she was going to be moved to Compton Hospice where end-of-care life would be provided but a planned meeting with a social worker on Monday didn't go ahead and we are left with so much uncertainty. Mum has been left literally on her own and we fear this will definitely finish her off – it is so upsetting for the family.

The empty lounge at Mill House, Bilston which used to be full of happy residents