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Hospice of the St. Lawrence Valley Relocating

Construction will start this June on new offices for Hospice and Palliative Care of St Lawrence Valley. Yesterday the USDA Rural Development Office awarded $750,000 in loans and grants to the project. That's on top of donations from community members. As Greg Warner reports, the move will give the hospice organization more of a community role.  Go to full article
State Senator Betty Little
State Senator Betty Little

Budget Plan Costs Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Pataki is also proposing a tax hike levied on hospitals and nursing homes. According to the Glens Falls Post Star, the Glens Falls hospital could pay as much as $1.4 million more under the proposal. The legislature rejected a similar tax hike plan pushed by the Governor last year. Brian Mann spoke with State Senator Betty Little, a Republican from Queensbury.  Go to full article

NY Medicaid Cuts "Threaten" Nursing Homes: Some May Close

Faced with a massive budget deficit, Governor George Pataki wants to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the state Medicaid program. Nursing homes in the north country say the plan will mean fewer services for elderly residents. Some homes are threatening to close. But as Brian Mann reports, some critics say nursing homes should operate more efficiently.  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

NY Senate to Mitigate Nursing Home Tax

Nursing homes in New York say the state Senate has promised to help mitigate a tax imposed upon nursing homes that was part of the January health care agreement. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  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

Office for the Aging Seeks Volunteers

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is seeking ombudsman to act as liaisons for residents of the county's nursing and adult homes. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

United Helpers Canton Nursing Home Employees to Vote on Unionization

The SEIU, which represents hospital and nursing home workers in northern New York is calling on legislators to adopt regulations guaranteeing adequate staffing at nursing homes. Employees at the United Helpers Canton Nursing Home could be a part of that effort, if they vote in favor of unionization next month.  Go to full article

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