On February 1st, Zenith Care Health Group officially became the owner and operator of Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor nursing home and not soon after, local media began reporting on staffing and quality-of-care issues at the 277-bed facility.
People voiced concern at two well-attended public meetings this month, but Zenith spokesman Aaron Lichtman said the community has been supportive of the company.
The potential new owner of Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor nursing home says it’s working to reduce the impact on current staffing levels as the home approaches privatization, but some cuts may be unavoidable.
The Saratogian newspaper reported earlier this month that employees at Maplewood Manor were handed a notice that up to 97 full- and part-time positions could be cut as the county-owned nursing home changes to private hands.
The acting district attorney in Saratoga County has announced a special prosecutor will handle the case against a former Saratoga County sheriff’s deputy who allegedly slapped a civilian earlier this month.
The Saratoga County sheriff’s office has suspended an officer for an “inappropriate action” with a civilian after a video of the exchange was posted online. The video has since gone viral and attracted media attention across the country.
A press release states that the incident occurred during a roadside interview following a suspicious vehicle complaint early Friday morning in Halfmoon, NY.
The name of the officer has been reported as Sgt. Shawn Glans.
Four candidates running for town board in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon — two Democrats and two Republicans — have filed complaints against each for unfair campaign practices, and appeared before an elections fairness organization Wednesday evening.
The privatization of a Saratoga County nursing home that has become a drain on the county’s finances has cleared another regulatory hurdle.
In December 2013, Saratoga County and Zenith Care Health Group entered a $14 million agreement to transfer ownership and operation of the county-owned Maplewood Manor nursing home to the Nassau County-based company.