nursing home http://wamc.org en State Audit Reveals Nursing Home As Financial Drain On Saratoga County http://wamc.org/post/state-audit-reveals-nursing-home-financial-drain-saratoga-county <p>A recent audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli detailed a deteriorating financial condition in Saratoga County due in part to increasing costs at a subsidized nursing home.</p><p></p><p>The audit released by the Comptroller&rsquo;s office found that between January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012, Saratoga County&rsquo;s general fund balance decreased 41 percent, from $24.7 million to $10.3 million.</p><p></p><p>The cause to blame? The increased costs of running Maplewood Manor &ndash; a subsidized nursing home facility.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:45:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 75259 at http://wamc.org State Audit Reveals Nursing Home As Financial Drain On Saratoga County Berkshire Nursing Facility Under New Management http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-nursing-facility-under-new-management <p>The former Providence Care Center on Pittsfield Road in Lenox is now the Mount Carmel Care Center. The new name matches its new sponsor organization, the <a href="http://www.carmelitesisters.com/" target="_blank">Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm</a>, and will continue its services as a short term rehab center and a long term care facility. The facility will retain its staff and administration as part of the roughly $6 million deal. David Laplante is the building administrator for the 69-bed facility.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 74679 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Nursing Facility Under New Management "A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher" by Sue Halpern http://wamc.org/post/dog-walks-nursing-home-lessons-good-life-unlikely-teacher-sue-halpern <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Lab mix, a new lease on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team.</p><p>She writes about the experience in her book, <em>A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher</em>.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69232 at http://wamc.org "A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher" by Sue Halpern County Nursing Home Impasse Continues http://wamc.org/post/county-nursing-home-impasse-continues <p>The Albany County Executive has been on a mission to privatize the 250-bed Albany County Nursing Home, while county legislators have been heading in the opposite direction, trying to keep the facility not-for-profit and under county control. &nbsp;<br><br>On Monday, the Albany County Legislature voted to authorize McCoy to retain a law firm to assist in formation of a local development corporation to manage the facility. McCoy says he cannot legally do that.<br> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:28:52 +0000 Dave Lucas 68791 at http://wamc.org County Nursing Home Impasse Continues Stuck In Political Mud: Albany County Nursing Home http://wamc.org/post/stuck-political-mud-albany-county-nursing-home <p></p><p>It's been a hot-button issue: the continuing saga of what to do about the Albany County Nursing Home.</p><p>Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has been on a mission to privatize the County Nursing Home, favoring a lease agreement with the Upstate Services Group, a company that provides administrative and operational support to affiliated skilled nursing facilities throughout New York.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 16:39:57 +0000 Dave Lucas 64641 at http://wamc.org Stuck In Political Mud: Albany County Nursing Home Conn. Nursing Homes File Bankruptcy Papers After Supreme Court Decision http://wamc.org/post/conn-nursing-homes-file-bankruptcy-papers-after-supreme-court-decision <p></p><p></p><p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut nursing homes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their management company's request to delay a court order to reinstate 600 striking workers.</p><p>HealthBridge Management LLC announced Monday that the homes filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., Sunday. Patient care won't be affected.</p><p>The Parsippany, N.J., company cited "unsustainable" pension and medical benefit costs for workers with District 1199 of the New England Health Care Employees Union.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58566 at http://wamc.org