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News stories tagged with "elderly-care"

Lake Placid nursing home fined for shoddy care, patient death

A nursing home in Lake Placid was fine last year more than $75,000 for shoddy care. The news was first disclosed yesterday in a report in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Adirondack Medical Center paid the fine after state officials investigated the death of an elderly resident at the Uihlein nursing home. As Brian Mann reports, state officials also found serious health and safety concerns at a second nursing home run by AMC in Tupper Lake.  Go to full article

Letting Nursing Homes Downsize Themselves

Nursing homes care for those seniors least able to care for themselves. It's the most costly kind of elderly care, and Governor Pataki wants to cut $200 million in state funding for the homes, saying that enrollment is on the decline. Some nursing home administrators say they could deal with the problem themselves, if freed from state regulations.  Go to full article

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