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reality sez

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#21
Mar 19, 2013
 
folts employee wrote:
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NYS IS aware of these problems and is investigating.
if the newspaper or the TV station called the state and asked they would find this to be the case.
radio station WIBX 950 AM at www.wibx950.com did a great job covering the shooting and they would look into the Folts Home if they knew about it
That was my next thought, call Keeler at 950. he'll jump at the story.

A couple years ago I tried giving Jolene Ferris more info on a story she ran with but she would have no part of it. See, she wasn't interested in the truth, only the "shock and awe" that her partial story could generate. See, if she ran with the full details regarding the story she had, there would have been no story, and thus no reason for her to show her mug on TV. Much of the local media is a joke.
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i love it when people abandon their family members in a nursing home and then complain about the nursing home. your family member is there because you didn't want them. its no different than dropping your dog off at the pound because you got bored of it. there are a lot of very nice nursing homes in this state. your mother or father is in the folts home because you picked a cheap one. its not rocket science, the cheaper the nursing home, the less they pay their staff. the less they pay there staff, the worse the service provided. you pushed them off on the nursing home because you didn't care about them enough not to. then the first bed sore or bruise you see, suddenly you pretend to care. if you don't care about your parent or grand parent then what makes you think some scum bag nurses aid, who dropped out of high school and got their GED and then spent a few hours taking a nurses aid course and is now making 9 bucks and hour to wipe your mothers ass, is going to?
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funny wrote:
i love it when people abandon their family members in a nursing home and then complain about the nursing home. your family member is there because you didn't want them. its no different than dropping your
dog off at the pound because you got bored of it. there are a lot of very nice nursing homes in this state. your mother or father is in the folts home because you picked a cheap one. its not rocket science, the cheaper the nursing home, the less they pay their staff. the less they pay there staff, the worse the service provided. you pushed them off on the nursing home because you didn't care about them enough not to. then the first bed sore or bruise you see, suddenly you pretend to care. if you don't care about your parent or grand parent then what makes you think some scum bag nurses aid, who dropped out of high school and got their GED and then spent a few hours taking a nurses aid course and is now making 9 bucks and hour to wipe your mothers ass, is going to?
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I agree with some of the things you stated, but not all. Specifically about the employees. I know a few that are employed there and they each take their job and residents to heart. I am speaking about the individuals that I know and conversate with, those that even on their time off without pay or rewards that do what they can to make the residents feel more comfortable, loved, and wanted.
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Syracuse, NY

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#24
Mar 19, 2013
 
This is a sad situation as I do work at Folts- my concerns is The Folts Home and current administration getting slammed for a situation they did not cause. Am I happy that I cant cash my check? Absolutely not. But I chose to work at Folts for the very same reason I wish to continue to work there. I see true compassion in caring for the residents there and I am proud to be a part of it. My prayers go out to the deciding factors in resolving this so the same people providing that qaulity care can continue to do so. Why is it so important for people who dont work there to get this plastered on the news and out of context? What good is that going to do to benefits the residents or the staff? The people who need to know already do.
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Herkimer, NY

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I have worked there for many years and I could care less if I got paid,the expressions and thanks I get from having sex with them is thanks enough.
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#26
Mar 19, 2013
 
I think if this was anywhere else, it would have been covered on WKTV by now. I feel bad not only for the people who aren't getting paid (their landlords still need their money, their banks stll need their car payments, their kids gotta eat), but the residents as well. Their insurance companies, medicare or whatnot, and in some instances private $ - is paying for their care. This really is an outrage on a lot of levels.
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#27
Mar 19, 2013
 
Just sad
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Mar 19, 2013
 

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WKTV will wait until this is yesterday's news. News 10 Now or even WIBX would break the story long before WKTV or the OD will.

And this story goes beyond just whether employees can cash their paychecks or not. No, this can and will impact resident care eventually, if it hasn't already. you will get some employees who will say the hell with it and not bother going to work if they can't get paid. And to a certain degree, who could blame them. Problem is, some of them can be charged with abandonment for not showing up to take care of residents. LPN's and RN's particularly could find their licenses in jeopardy for this. CNA's might get some trouble over it also.

Then there is the issue of not being able to pay vendors. How long until food vendors stop delivering because the accounts are frozen and nobody can pay the food bill? Or utilities? Chances are utilities are safe since shutting off heat, electric and water would be a detriment to the lives of the residents, but you get my point.

And that point is, this IS a newsworthy story that needs attention and lots of it. Perhaps somebody should put a buzz in Helen Rose's ear about this. She'll make some noise for sure.
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You're right - bottom line - patient care suffer. And NYS keeps selling out and selling out and making all our services privatized. All that matters when it's a private place - whether they claim 'not for profit' or not, is how much $ they make to pay their execs - and that's it. Where are people going to get care - first the mental health system goes, now the elderly (the County home's good as gone)- so much for a civilization that cares for it's vulnerable. I guess not if there's no profit in it. Keep up the good work NYS & Mario. Sell it all to private - it works just like the Folts Home.
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#30
Mar 20, 2013
 
Under the right management and staffing, nursing homes can do well. Herkimer's Country Manor simply can no longer survive under County ownership because they won't allocate money for it. Its just not a priority for them. I am not sure if government ownership and management of long term care facilities is the answer but it does take people from top to bottom with the common goal of caring for residents in these facilities.

No idea where and why there is fiscal crisis at Folts Home but don't be surprised if somebody had their hand in the jar for some extra funds and the Folts board kept it hush as not to attract attention to itself. Not good, especially since they receive LOTS of government funding from Medicare and the like. So, essentially, anyone who was stealing from that facility was indirectly stealing from the taxpayers.
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Contact Amanda Fries at the OD. She'll help. She's a great reporter.
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Made my day to see that Folts Homes was on the front page of the OD this morning....Sadly the current adminstrator was one of the terrible trio and now acts like he is as innocent as a new baby...There is lots of blame to go around. One of these days he (scerbo) will get his

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#33
Apr 12, 2013
 
Back where my grandma was in there and i worked there things where great what the hell happened?
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Apr 12, 2013
 
Finally enough wrote:
Made my day to see that Folts Homes was on the front page of the OD this morning....Sadly the current adminstrator was one of the terrible trio and now acts like he is as innocent as a new baby...There is lots of blame to go around. One of these days he (scerbo) will get his
Given the top admin left shortly before the State started sniffing around, your assessment on the current administrator is 100% wrong.
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employee28 wrote:
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Well miss or mr wrong you must be one of them that turn a blind eye. current administrator is not innocent at all.
Have never worked for them, nor any reason to. The investigation began right around the time that the old admin left. What should that tell you? That the new admin found some issues and contacted the State about it.

My eyes work just fine, as does my brain. Yours, on the other hand, no so much.
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Have never worked for them, nor any reason to. The investigation began right around the time that the old admin left. What should that tell you? That the new admin found some issues and contacted the State about it.
My eyes work just fine, as does my brain. Yours, on the other hand, no so much.
You don't work at Folts, you obviously have no inside information, you yet state declaratively that the other poster is 100% wrong.

"What should that tell me?" you ask.

That you're a thumb-sucking nitwit!
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herkimer homeowner wrote:
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You don't work at Folts, you obviously have no inside information, you yet state declaratively that the other poster is 100% wrong.
"What should that tell me?" you ask.
That you're a thumb-sucking nitwit!
I said I don't work at Folts. But I never said I didn't know people who do.

How is the view from mom's basement? Loser.
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employee28 wrote:
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Miss or Mr wrong then you should not be making comments on things you no nothing about. Mr scerbo has been the admin for Folts at least 10 years now. You see he,s part of the problem and their are more too.
Hahaha! The Nursing Home Administrator left town. Took the family and fled to Florida. Scerbo is not the administrator. Reed was.
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Herkimer, NY

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#41
Apr 12, 2013
 
I hear that place is haunted
Foolishlymrme

Friendship, NY

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#42
Apr 12, 2013
 
The old admin is the new admin..scerbo has been admin for years.. Reid, orts and the janitor dale..All in kahoots...the woods said folts would go under and when they would they were stepping in...hopefully they hire some decent people .

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