Sell the Home
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What does the last financial audit say it's worth? That's a good starting point.
Sell it, get over it and move on to the next headache.
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why hasn't the union or management offered any serious cost saving ideas????????????
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If we give it away for nothing, we will be $3million better off at the end of the first year, and an additional $3million better off every year after that!
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Commentor, thanks for proving my point.
It is losing over a million dollars a year. It is not a matter of cost, it is a matter of not being able to afford to keep it. It will not close down, it will be run just fine privately.
It is only worth as much as a buyer is willing to pay for it.
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The county is worth a whole lot more than $16 million. The last addition probably cost that much or more. Just imagine the replacement cost for the home! The county should never sell it so cheap!!! Raine
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Don't judge all privately Homes by Absolute Dunkirk. Actually Absolute Westfield was as good as the Cty Home but the man in charge left and so did some of his people. Now it is not as good as before. Any business is only as good as the person in charge. If VestraCare gets a good manager nothing will change at the Cty Home. If not it will be not a great place.
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last offer was over 16 million, this offer is 16 mill, the way it looks by the time county gets off it's collective duff, they will be paying some one to take the albatross off the tax payers hands, the idea is to get the most not holding out to get the least
Then why isn't it happening at the private homes?
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The care and cleanliness is up to the staff. It doesn't matter who the owner is. If they do their job it will be clean and the residents will get excellent care. If the manager of the Home is doing his/her job the care and cleanliness will remain the same.
bob1957 - the physical building may be an asset but losses and operating expenses turn it into a liability. I personally believe there is potential there to expand the property into a retirement and assisted living arrangements. The needs of our elderly population are not going to diminish - they are going to grow. A good private sector investor could easily view this property as an opportunity to expand the facilities not only for assisted living but also affordable living quarters for elderly people who are self-sufficient. There is room there to expand and grow and that would be good for the entire area.
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Go to the local "private" nursing homes and take a deep breath. Then go to the county home and do the same thing. The smell of urine in the private facilities tells you all you need to know about where I stand on this issue. The county home is THE BEST nursing home facility in the county. Sure it costs more, but the quality of care is second to none.....and now it's gone. Nice job republicans!!!
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In a better market the home is worth much more, but it may be years before that market returns and we can not afford the $3M yearly loses until that time.
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no, it's worth $15,879,546. what a stupid question.
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Bye bye Home and good riddance!!! Next sell the airports. The County should not be in private enterprise. They can't run govt and they definitely can't run a business. Stick to the business of running the County. A Nursing Home is a business. Airports are a business.
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Selling of the count home will relieve the county of the responsibility of maintenance, pay and benefits, retirement, fuel, and a host of other things. This place has been on the sales block for years is it not time to put the issue to rest and sell. Of course there are those who are against it, have you ever had a loved one in the home? They lie in bed, no personal contact with other humans. If this company can add some decency to a persons final years then sell and move on.
I still have hope that some of the legislators hold the line and refuse to vote to sell. I agree with Christopher. This really has nothing to do with money. Once again, read the CGR report which clearly states that the CC is NOT losing money as we have been told. Rather it operates on a small surplus.
If that is the case, why is this push to sell it? Politics. Privatize everything.
Note in another CGR report, not specific to CC but rather general on effects of privatize any county home, about 25% of the residents no longer can remain residents due to their dementia, or other unique needs.
Turning our backs on our most vulnerable..for money. Money that will result in NOT ONE DIME of a reduction in our taxes.
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Price has nothing to do with it. This is a politically motivated sale, and it's going to happen. The supposed concern for the future of the home and its occupants is a joke as well. Read the comments carefully and it's filled with hoping, not facts or assurances nor absolutes. ""They have committed to operate the facility for at least 10 years with preferred admissions for county residents, and current County Home residents will have the right to remain." Or, "Current County Home employees who apply with VestraCare and pass a background check will have the chance for employment." Notice the word "CHANCE". "Current residents may be able to stay at the facility if it is sold as well. Horrigan said residents with a means of payment, from Medicare to Medicaid, will be taken care of." Notice the word "MAY". Anyway, it's a done deal, I think.
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Selling assets not a good idea, we are not dirt poor trying to pay our bills. But The Chautauqua County GOP seems to specialize in trying to sell county owned assets. First the landfill, then the county home, then north county airport what's next?
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