Former Barley Home listed for county Sheriff’s Sale

A personal care facility with a long history in North Warren that closed its doors three years ago will be in the Sheriff’s Sale on Aug. 21.

The Barley Home had been operating for 60 years when it closed in November 2011.

“No residents, no money,” Roger Shattuck, administrator at Barley Home, told the Times Observer in 2011. “It’s a number of different things. Nobody wants to come here.”

Kathleen Shattuck took over ownership for the personal care facility in 2001.

“We are for-profit, but we have never made a profit,” he said in 2011.

Most residents at the former personal care facility paid for care through Social Security Disability or with Supplemental Security Income. At the time, Shattuck said new regulations had forced many residents into nursing homes for around the clock care. The facility had room for 27 but had only 15 residents in November 2011.

Residents had been moved to other local assisted living facilities – Cambridge Warren and the Ruth Smith Center in Sheffield.

Shattuck said in 2011 that there were plans to re-open the building under the name The Pines and rent rooms to residents who did not need medical care.

According to the terms of sale, a bidder must pay 10 percent of the bid in cash or certified check and the remainder of the bid within 10 days from the date of the sale. Northwest Savings Bank has an amount of $251,767.29 against the owners.