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Five star facility

Absolut of Dunkirk tops nursing home report; County Home, TLC get one-star ratings

March 10, 2013

By LIZ SKOCZYLAS OBSERVER Mayville Bureau One area nursing home has been issued a five-star rating by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, while three have received a rating of on......

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sabrefan

Mar-11-13 9:36 AM

it seems to me that most of the facilities with a lower number of beds, have a higher rating. i would think it would be easier to care for 100 patients,than 200.

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judeye

Mar-11-13 8:01 AM

What part of the County Home operates on A SURPLUS do you not understand??

Do you not understand we have been played into thinking that the HOME was losing money, when in fact it operates on a surplus?

Oh, take away the IGT money then see the deficit. Ok..then take away federal and state money from all the schools, fire and police, roads, etc..and let me know which services in our county do not run on a deficit if they did not receive other forms of subsidies.

Simple....NONE

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judeye

Mar-11-13 7:57 AM

PhilJulian..if that is true..then why is Medicare one of the most efficient programs around? Provides excellent health care coverage at very good price.

I believe the same is with Veterans.

Yes, some things the government..even with union (ie paid family sustaining wages ) are better than private industry who is looking for a profit can do.

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judeye

Mar-11-13 7:54 AM

"County nursing homes consistently operate as a safety net, admitting residents that other facilities are reluctant or unwilling to admit—behaviorals, bariatric patients, those with Alzheimer’s disease, adult protective cases, crisis admissions, etc.—regardless of their ability to pay."

Report on county nursing home facilities conducted by the CGR.

County Home provides care for ALL. Other nursing homes pick and choose who they will admit They are not on equal playing field to be able to compare.

Now, I would love to see the rating of our County Home with other COUNTY homes. I think we would be in the top percentage from what I have seen PERSONALLY with my own eyes at our Home. To me it is a state of the art facility with excellent caring staff.

Go there and see for yourself!

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judeye

Mar-11-13 7:50 AM

commentor...just curious how much do you have saved to pay for the cost of a nursing home stay? Back in the early eighties my family went through over a $100,000 in a year and a half for the care of my grandmother in a nursing home. Wonder what the cost would be these days?

Oh, long care insurance helps..but it does NOT pay all the bills.

Glad to see you have hundreds of thousands of dollars saved to pay for your care in a nursing home facility. Most of us do not.

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Bulldog

Mar-11-13 6:59 AM

Absolut is nightmare, poor excuse of a nursing home.

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Santora

Mar-10-13 10:51 PM

Comments made about places gettng the heads up on when the "big shots" are coming is so true and when the "big shots" and inspectors do come they are duped into thinking it's like this all the time....LOL If regulations were the same then ALL of Absoulute care facilities would have great ratings. Must be former WKBW News anchor Susan Banks gave the word so good PR could come into play. I don't believe ANY of these ratings one iota! No different than TV ratings..

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localresident

Mar-10-13 10:15 PM

Wait, so when the CCH gets five stars, it's totally legit, but when Absolute gets it, it's a sham? Get real, FFS.

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commentor

Mar-10-13 3:18 PM

We had a buyer.....with cash!! The idiots in Mayville let him go.

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Escapee

Mar-10-13 3:13 PM

Close the Chautauqua County home. No sense in throwing good money after bad. We can no longer afford the cost of operating it and we can’t seem to sell it.

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FredoniaFred

Mar-10-13 11:33 AM

Sell the home. It has poor ratings and high costs due to overpriced union labor.

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PhilJulian

Mar-10-13 11:13 AM

Anytime you involve government and unions the price goes up and the quality goes down.

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rumblefish

Mar-10-13 10:26 AM

anyone with a brain knows that all these facilities have a heads up when the inspections are coming and can cover their defects,county home issue is cost to run not care,but this published inspection and rating does not back up the claims by home supporters on valid reason not to sell

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caregiver

Mar-10-13 9:54 AM

and are you forgetting that these people paid into medicaid all their lives? and if you can afford 9k a month for your care for the rest of your life then good for you, but it does explain your prejudice against people who can't afford that. The rating system is flawed to say the very least but it was put into place so those looking for long term care could ask questions to the facility they are considering. And seeing as how you have so much money why do you complain about big fat salaries? If we make so much money there, then you won't have to pay for us to get a free ride on medicaid right?

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commentor

Mar-10-13 9:36 AM

I notice the only part you have a problem with is the free ride. How about the poor care and the urine smell????

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commentor

Mar-10-13 9:34 AM

Definition of Free Ride....Medicaid....Taxpayers foot the bill. FYI if I were to go to a nursing home I would pay the full shot. At Absolute that is somewhere around 9k per month.

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ralphyboy

Mar-10-13 9:02 AM

Nice try commentdork. Always with your nose pressed up against the bake shop window, afraid someone's getting more than you. Boo-hoo for you... Now pull yourself up by your bootstraps, put on you big-boy pants and*****it up buttercup!

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caregiver

Mar-10-13 8:47 AM

Commentor what makes you think or believe that the residents at the Home are getting a free ride? I mean seriously! do you believe that living out their days in a nursing home was some kind of a goal they had in life? If you or a loved one should ever need long term care does that mean that you'd be getting a free ride too? that's pretty much what you're saying, that anybody who lives in a nursing home is getting a free ride. It's really a ridiculous statement to make on your part to say the least. Unless of course in your case it would be true. Perhaps you've never worked a day in your life and you've lived off of the system and that's why you make the comments that you do.

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commentor

Mar-10-13 6:59 AM

They must have gone through Absolute with their eyes closed and nose plugged. As for the one star perfect don't sell to Avi Chaut Cty Home just proves no one wants to lose the free ride. Not about quality of care. About union fat salaries and resident free ride. Post all you want in way of explanations of what the rating really means. All BS!!!

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