Spectrum Healthcare, the company that owns Ansonia’s Hilltop Health Center, says it has to close the facility because it can’t afford to keep it open.

Spectrum, which filed for bankruptcy protection last September, filed a motion Monday, March 11, asking for a judge’s OK to close down the Hilltop Health Center, a 90-bed “skilled care nursing facility” at 126 Ford St. in Ansonia.

The center currently has 84 residents in its care, according to the motion, which is posted at the bottom of this story. It’s unclear when they’ll have to relocate.

A judge scheduled a hearing in the matter for 2 p.m. Thursday at a federal bankruptcy court in Hartford.

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