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Home vote fails 16 to 9

Nursing facility remains in county hands

January 24, 2013

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Nursing Home is still in the county’s hands. Legislators voted Wednesday night to keep the home, which County Executive Greg Edwards said loses $9,000 per day....

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Jan-24-13 1:18 AM

Good bye Avi,dont you come back,ya hear!!??..

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Jan-24-13 1:45 AM

Get the gas well going,start implementing the recommendations set forth in the CGR report and other studies,accept the concessions the union offered,expand the rehab unit(private insurance pays,not medicare/medicaid),make some administration changes,offer a retirement incentive and either dont replace these people or hire new employees that start out at the bottom end of the ladder.Do these things and the County Home will do fine with little or no taxpayer subsidies.Impeach Greg Edwards on grounds of wasting taxpayer money,failure to do his job duties as required by trying to put this counties most vulnerable safety and well being in jeopardy,and last but not least lying and misleading the public.Theres a few legislators that need to removed also.

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Jan-24-13 2:05 AM

Dont ever forget,the majority of the County Homes residents paid their dues and taxes and some still do,all they want is a place to live out the rest of their lives in peace and safety,and the least we can do is to make sure they get that,not putting them into the hands of people whos only concern is making money!!..

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Jan-24-13 2:18 AM

No private facility can guarantee that all who apply will be accepted,they pick and choose who they want and who will make them the most money with the least amount of care.The County Home turns no one away!.

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Jan-24-13 2:38 AM

The county home dodged a bullet by one vote, and it can still be sold if another buyer is found. Hooray for small victories

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Jan-24-13 6:10 AM

The county home does not accept everyone that applies. This is a myth and one more falsehood spread by those trying to make the home go broke to save CSEA jobs.

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Jan-24-13 6:26 AM

well snotziman I believe that those people who believe those politicians that are willing to sell out the very people who need them the most such as our sick and elderly need to realize that these very politicians are willing to do the same to you and a loved one of yours should you ever need help.

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Jan-24-13 7:03 AM

sonnyb glad your job was saved,wish you help pay my taxes!

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Jan-24-13 7:27 AM

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Jan-24-13 7:33 AM

Now we just have to stop allowing management keep saying they can't follow the recommendations they were given. Taxpayers should look at the budget and see everything else that their tax dollars pay for. Also we need to be sure that Rothner doesn't come back under a different nameed business cause we know he has more than one.

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Jan-24-13 7:56 AM

Now we just need to replace Edwards and his cronies with people interested in more then trying to make a name for themselves at the expense of the county.

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Jan-24-13 8:09 AM

Celebrating the victory for the People here!!! A special huge thank you to my local legislator who I know looks at all the proposals, and votes with common sense...and MORALS.

All this talk of how much the Home is losing on a daily basis, I just do not believe it. The report from the research firm clearly states that we are being MISLEAD on the numbers. With the IGT funds (which in this article states cost us $692,878 to which we get back $1,509,939 in country and federal funding) the Home operates at a SURPLUS.

In another report on Public Nursing Homes throughout the state..the CGR states "The typical county home estimates that between 75 and 100 current residents (about 20% to 25% of all residents) would not be served by other nursing homes if the county home were to close."

Thankfully we in CC did not turn our backs on these people, our fellow citizens, neighbors, friends and family. We choose care over greed.

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Jan-24-13 8:10 AM

Why does everyone keep insinuating that the County Home is the only place that gives quality care. They are no better than Heritage, LSS and others. Care will not suffer just because the home is sold. Same residents, same workers, same care.

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Jan-24-13 8:14 AM

There you go again Judeye. "The typical county home estimates that between 75 and 100 current residents (about 20% to 25% of all residents) would not be served by other nursing homes if the county home were to close." Nobody ever proposed to close the home. Legislators proposed to sell the home. The home WILL close now as soon as the money runs out.

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Jan-24-13 8:22 AM

This is wonderful news, especially for Judeye. the govt can and should spend itself to bankruptcy ! help the poor! Judeye gets it wrong again and again. The liberal mind at work. Christopher would blame no prayer or tolerance of gays. Another great liberal . right libs ?

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Jan-24-13 8:38 AM

Steiner, in the words of Ronald Reagan, there you go again. Find it difficult to stay on topic?

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Jan-24-13 8:41 AM

Don't wait for SonyB to help you pay taxes he is either welfare or a renter.

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Jan-24-13 8:52 AM

There's no crying in politics. Part of the problem instead of making a business decision she made an emotional one. I'm crying too I just received my tax bill.

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Jan-24-13 8:52 AM

Snotziman....You are a myth...The County Home accepts everyone,thats why they are at near capacity all the time...Its the private facilities that pick and choose who they want,the money makers,the County Home gets the patients that were turned away from the private homes...Why dont you get off this kick about CSEA jobs,that is not the issue,the issue is the safety net and the quality of care the County Home provides to all of us in this County....The Home must remain as is,in control of the people,not money hungry private owners who could care less about their patients!....

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Jan-24-13 8:56 AM

commentor....Neither....I am retired,own my own home and pay my taxes....Oh,I am not a employee of the County either...What are you??....

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Jan-24-13 9:04 AM

I don't care what Nursing home you go to none are really good because some of the people just do their job or not and don't care about the elderly,All homes need watchdogs.Only the Homes that rich people go to are good, all the rest not so much.But if selling the Home will keep it open so these Elderly people have a place to be they should do it,other wise where are they gonna go if closed down?? will the people in power take care of their own elderly parents or grandparents??bet not. Too many put them in nursing homes and forget about them, Sell it and maybe that Home will be better for it,

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Jan-24-13 9:09 AM

Democracy at work, the minority rules the majority. I hope not one of those legislators that voted for not selling the home ever talk about taxes being to higher, that would be hypocritical.

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Jan-24-13 9:26 AM

How are you going to get out of this one Mr.Edwards?....Mr.Duff claims he told you he had someone to hook up that $450,000 gas well,but you never responded....Great job last night Mr.Duff!!....How dare you talk to me like that,Mr.Edwards retorted to Mr.Duff....Mr.Edwards is not God,and neither are some of these legislators....Speak your mind people,and speak it loud!....

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Jan-24-13 10:37 AM

Lori cornell is a fake and a loser. Photo of her in the post journal crying, Right!

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Jan-24-13 11:12 AM

The reason the 16 voted to sell is b/c they don't want to deal with it anymore, PLUS, it'd bring in a nice hefty sum to pay down the deficit and/or give future pay raises to other county employees.

Why do advocates quickly concede the home will close "when it runs out of money?" Why do they insist it either turns a profit or closes?

If this is the hard-line stand the county wants to take against the home, I can reluctantly accept that. However, please remember the same ultimatum MUST be issued to ALL non-mandated services such as; DOT, DPW, CCSD, airports, etc? I'm confident NOT ONE of these individual services generate more money than it costs to provide them. I support fiscal restraint for ALL county services, but until such criteria is enforced equally, please stop threatening the closure of the county home. It unfairly targets the employees, and it's scaring the he!! out of the residents.

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