Care operators Rishi and Isabel Beeharry who own and run care homes Terrington Lodge home, at Terrington St Clement, near King’s Lynn, and the Maria Helena Care home at Spalding, Lincs were found dead in their car on Saturday.
Police are not treating the deaths of the couple, who were believed to be aged 48 and 53, as suspicious. An inquest is expected to open on Friday
Over 50 elderly people live at the two homes.
Debbie Olley, assistant director of community services at Norfolk County Council, said:
“This is clearly a difficult time for everyone associated with Terrington Lodge.
“We are supporting the care home manager and all the residents will continue to be cared for at the home in the immediate future. “While there is some unavoidable uncertainty about the future of the home at the moment we will ensure that all the residents continue to receive the care they need.”
Glen Garrod, Lincolnshire’s assistant director for adult social care, said:
“Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Mr and Mrs Beeharry at this tragic time.
“We will, of course, assist the police and the coroner’s office with their investigations in any way we possibly can.
“Our priority now is, and remains, the home’s residents. We’re working closely with the Maria Helena Care home staff to ensure all residents and their families receive as much support and reassurance as we’re able to give in this very difficult situation’’
Following inspections by the Care Quality Commission in 2009 their reports on both homes said;
The standard of care at Terrington Lodge was “homely” and considered “second to none” by residents.
Marie Helena Care describes itself as “a stately hall, where time is measured by a shadow on the wall”.