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Group calls for home care expansion as hearings continue

Crain's New York, Aug 11, 2020 The New York Caring Majority is calling for an expansion of home care to keep seniors out of nursing homes, especially in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Members of the advocacy group testified about the need during the second round of the...

Time to Speak Up About Nursing Home Quality Concerns

The NYS Legislature will be holding hearings to review New York State’s rate of infection and mortality due to COVID-19 in residential health care facilities on August 10.  There will also be a hearing on hospital care during the pandemic on August 12.  More...

Healthy Neighborhoods Program

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is a FREE program committed to creating healthier neighborhoods one home at a time by reducing environmental health and safety issues in the home. HNP provides in-home safety visits with FREE safety supplies for qualifying...

Nursing Home Visitors Are Returning After 5 Months

By Nick Reisman City of Albany PUBLISHED 4:54 PM ET Jul. 14, 2020   For 15 years, Mary Pritchard was a nursing home ombudsman in Schenectady in the early days of the program meant to protect residents in communal care. "We were not advocating for the family, we...

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