Below is the link below to an editorial in the Oneonta Daily Star about the Otsego County Board’s decision to sell the county nursing home to a private company. The editorial comments on how Delaware County did this in 2006 and the facility was so poorly run it just abruptly closed this month because it wouldn’t meet deficiencies cited by NYS DOH. About 120 residents have had to be moved to other facilities and some have died recently following the move.
The fate of county nursing homes is now a crisis in counties all over the state. Please let us know what is going on in your county and what you think should be done about this.