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State Pledges to Improve Care in Adult Homes

The Pataki administration Tuesday responded to criticisms of treatment of the mentally ill at state licensed adult homes. Health commissioner Antonia Novello announced several steps that she says will improve care and punish adult home operators who violate regulations. Karen Dewitt has more on the story from Albany.  Go to full article

Potsdam Nursing Home Workers Sign New Contract

Employees of the Community Nursing Home of Potsdam signed a new contract this week. As Jody Tosti reports, the workers and their union are calling the labor agreement a success.  Go to full article

Legislature Approves Women's Healthcare Bill

It's now up to Governor Pataki to sign the Women's Healthcare Bill, approved by the New York State legislature Monday night. The passage comes after years of contentious arguments between Assembly Democrats, and Senate Republicans, over the issue of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Seniors Lobby in Albany

Senior citizens who gathered to lobby at the state capitol, were angered when all three candidates for governor cancelled their appearances, or did not respond to their invitation to address the older peoples' concerns about rising health care costs and the quality of nursing home care. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Mental Health Agencies Ask State for More Money

Community mental health care agencies say they're in crisis, because of a lack of state funding. They want Governor Pataki and the legislature to restore money for mental health services in this year's state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Nurses Warn of Severe Staff Shortages

Nurses in New York are lobbying the legislature to help ease what they say is a chronic and dangerous shortage of nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Grant Will Spur Health Care Training

A $200,000 state grant will provide job training for North Country youths while helping fill gaps in the health care industry. The money will be used for a training program for 45 students who want to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

State Nursing Home Grant Could Be Mixed Blessing

New York Health Commissioner Antonia Novello visited Saranac Lake Friday, to announce a $700,000 grant for the Adirondack Medical Center. The money is part of a statewide effort to close a shortage in healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes. But a spokesman for one of the North Country's largest nursing homes says the grant program could actually cost them money. Brian Mann explains.  Go to full article

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