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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

Lay-offs hit troubled Ticonderoga hospital

Officials at Inter-Lakes Healthcare in Ticonderoga say 15 full-time workers at Moses Ludington Hospital will lose their jobs. "The worsening economy, lower health-care reimbursements and the pending state budget cuts are resulting in significant decreases in our revenue, and forcing us to make some very difficult decisions." said CEO Kevin Haughney, in a prepared statement.

"These decisions were extremely difficult, but absolutely necessary in order to help ensure the long-term survival of our organization and the critically important services we provide to our community."

The move comes as hospitals and nursing homes across the region brace for cuts in state aid. The decision also comes less than a month after Inter-Lakes abruptly dismissed former CEO Roger Masse. Inter-Lakes also operates a nursing home and a dental clinic.  Go to full article

State Medicaid cuts threaten Lake Placid nursing home

The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting this morning that Governor Paterson could unveil a new rural healthcare initiative in the Adirondack Park today as part of his State of the State address. But the Governor is also expected to push for nearly a billion dollars in cuts to Medicaid reimbursements for hospitals and nursing homes statewide. That plan would cost the Uihlein nursing and rehabilitation facility in Lake Placid roughly a quarter million dollars in state aid. As Brian Mann reports, the nursing home's operators say that could force them to close their doors for good.  Go to full article

North Creek nursing home with 82 residents pushed to the edge

Nursing homes across the North Country have struggled in recent years, hit by low Medicre reimbursements and by a new tax on retirement homes. In North Creek, the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been pushed to the brink. The home, with more than 80 elderly residents, owes more than a million dollars in back taxes to New York state. Administrator, David Lovelace, told Brian Mann that the community is rallying to try to save the home.  Go to full article

Fourth Horace Nye nursing home resident in hospital, but Elizabethtown outbreak "waning"

State health officials say a fourth resident from a nursing home in Elizabethtown is being treated in an area hospital following a deadly viral outbreak. But spokeswoman Claudia Hutton, with New York's Department of Health, says the patient has been released from intensive care and appears to be recovering. Three other residents of the Horace Nye nursing home died last week. The facility is owned and operated by Essex County. Hutton says state officials were informed in a timely fashion about the deaths. She praised the staff at Horace Nye for "doing everything right to contain this outbreak." Researchers are still trying to identify the exact nature of the illness, which causes severe gastrointestinal distress and dehydration. At the peak of the outbreak, more than seventy residents and staff were infected. But Hutton says the viral outbreak appears to be waning, with no new cases reported in recent days. It remains unclear why the illness wasn't reported to the public for more than a week after the first patient died. On Thursday, administrators at the nursing home didn't return phone calls. Essex County officials directed all questions about the Horace Nye situation to an attorney Dan Manning, who also serves as the county public information officer. Manning spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Virus causes three deaths in last week at Elizabethtown nursing home

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting that a highly infectious virus has killed three residents at the Horace Nye nursing home in Elizabethtown over the last week. According to a report first published late yesterday on the newspaper's website, the ailment has led to a quarantine at the county-operated facility. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Tupper Lake Nursing Home Evacuated

A nursing home in Tupper Lake had to be evacuated last night after the boiler system failed, leaving the building with no heat on one of the coldest nights of the winter.
Patients at Mercy Healthcare Center in Tupper Lake were transported to Sunmount, a nearby mental health facility.
They spent the night on beds and mattresses laid out in the Sunmount community room. 94-year old Rita Chaisson described the experience.  Go to full article

Rouses Point Nursing Home to Close

A nursing home in Rouses Point is closing. The State approved the closure of Cedar Hedge Nursing Home this week. About 40 residents will be displaced, and a staff of 85 will be let go. The closure comes as nursing homes across the state are experiencing financial trouble. A state commission is expected to recommend some nursing home closures by the end of the year. Cedar Hedge administrator and founder Dawn Pollack says the closure didn't come as a surprise.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/21/05

Soup kitchen donations are down. Novelist and Paramedic Joe Connelly back from helping earthquake victims in Pakistan. And a nursing home resident in Tupper Lake gets to stay put.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: To Live, and Die, in Tupper Lake

The Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake has decided to buy two nursing homes in the Adirondacks. Uihlein Mercy on Lake Placid and Mercy Healthcare in Tupper Lake had been losing money for years, due in part to declining Medicaid reimbursements.

The hospital's buy-out means that both nursing homes will remain open. Dozens of elderly residents won't be forced to relocate. 91-year-old Rita Chaisson has lived at Mercy Healthcare in Tupper Lake for 6 years.  Go to full article

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