PRESBYTERIAN Care Tasmania has maintained its silence about the transfer of its Scottsdale aged care facility, Aminya, as discussions with other organisations remain subject to a confidentiality deed.
The organisation announced in May it would wind down the 32-bed facility in the 12 months to May 2016.
Swansea's May Shaw Nursing Home has indicated an interest in taking over Aminya and the Dorset Council has facilitated talks between the organisation and Presbyterian Care.
Presbyterian Care Tasmania chief executive John Brooks said the not-for-profit organisation had entered discussions with a number of providers.
"The process is still in the very early stage and at this point in time there has been no negotiation about the possible transfer of Aminya to another provider and it would be speculative to give any indication that a sale or transfer is imminent or that is at all likely," Mr Brooks said.
North Eastern Advertiser editor Neil Grose said the community was "extraordinarily disgruntled" about Presbyterian Care Tasmania's handling of the situation.
""It's disappointing that they've put Presbyterian Care interests in front of community interests and the interests of residents," he said.
But Mr Brooks said Presbyterian Care had its residents at the forefront of its thoughts and disputed rumours the organisation had bought Aminya with an aim to transfer its bed licences to its other aged care facilities.
"Presbyterian Care is a mission-based, not-for-profit aged care provider whose core value is the care of the elderly and frail in the community, regardless of where they may live," he said.
"The decision to close Aminya was made because the facility is unviable and to continue its operation would threaten the viability of the organisation which cares for a further 350 people statewide."