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Local leaders want more details about Adirondack Health plan for Lake Placid (Photo:  Mark Kurtz)
Local leaders want more details about Adirondack Health plan for Lake Placid (Photo: Mark Kurtz)

Lake Placid leaders support health care shake up, want more information

This week, Adirondack Health unveiled a sweeping plan to revamp medical care in Lake Placid, closing the village's old hospital, expanding its facilities at the Uihlein campus and eliminating as many as 60 nursing home beds.

Some local leaders say the changes took them by surprise, but they also expressed broad comfort with the plan, which could eventually include expanded services and new assisted living apartments. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Uihlein nursing home in Lake Placid will lose 60 beds (Photos: Mark Kurtz, for NCPR)
Uihlein nursing home in Lake Placid will lose 60 beds (Photos: Mark Kurtz, for NCPR)

Adirondack Health restructures, eliminates 60 nursing home beds in Lake Placid

A new plan unveiled yestoday in the Adirondacks would eliminate 60 nursing home beds in Lake Placid, most of which are used by low-income elderly residents who rely on Medicaid. The proposal would also mean the closure of the village hospital that's been in operation since the 1950s.

Adirondack Health, based in Saranac Lake, says most hospital services will still be provided on an expanded medical campus near the Uihlein nursing home. The company also hopes to develop a new network of apartments and social services that could mean fewer elderly residents needing nursing home care.  Go to full article

Maple syrup season underway

The maple syrup season is underway across much of the North Country. It's already been a great season for some producers. Mike Farrell, Director of the Uihlein Maple Research Station in Lake Placid, knows maple syrup. 5,500 maples are tapped at Uihlien. You might say this is his season. Farrell studies the economic trends of maple syrup, how climate change is affecting the season and promotes maple syrup production in the region. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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

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