Today is the last day of operation for the Tillery Chase Adult Care Home. The Mount Gilead residential facility is closing, and sources say the owner is filing bankruptcy.
The facility was first opened in the 1970s by Jim Evans as Evans Rest Home. Several years ago, it was sold to Larry Patton of Reidsville, who operated the home through a corporation called Combined Group LLC.
Employees and residents of Tillery Chase first learned about the closing late Tuesday and Wednesday, and efforts began to relocate those living at the home. Tillery Chase has recently been under investigation by the Department of Social Services and the District Attorney’s office, and a source told WMTG that some legal action was expected.
We were unable to reach Larry Patton, but indications are that the bankruptcy is specific to Combined Group LLC, affecting Tillery Chase and a similar facility in Greensboro.
Our search of records found more than two dozen corporations formed by Patton since the mid-1990s, most of them related to the health care industry, and more than half of them no longer in business. 44 residents are losing their home and 30 employees are losing their jobs as a result of the closing.