Franklin County building new nursing home

Full story: WCAX-TV Burlington

Two aging nursing homes in New York's North Country will be turned into one. The Franklin County Nursing Home and the Alice Hyde Medical Center will be replaced with a new 165-bed nursing home and assisted-living center.
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i hate haters

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Oct 29, 2010
 
justwondering wrote:
I hate haters--I may not agree with how taxpayer just responded, but he has his facts straight. He hasn't criticized the quality of care at either facility. He has championed the decision to consolidate them in using only cold financial/economic arguments.
i appologise to taxpayer,i really do,i understand hes a moneys person,which is all fine and good.I myself have compassion aswell.If the taxepayers save money with this merger then amen to that.but the way its being handled is mentally straining on all residence and staff.being kept in the dark is a cold and dishonest move.if you read these post its about the handling the issue, not the money saved.
Amazed24

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OK. And who controls the plan for the new Nursing Home - which is vitally important for our residents!, and who controls the construction of the plan? Is it that boot-licking IDIOT Feeley?
Guess what you'll get. A stupid idea constructed poorly! This isn't Amateur Hour. It's serious business.
And let me point out that two of the hopeful County candidates are Tim LaShomb, who supports the corrupt current managers of Comlinks (Still there!) and also bought Klein and Tinker for the IDA,(A real money maker for the County) and Besser Hannah who controlled the teacher union while the new construction and renovations of the school system were BOTCHED.(And I understand that many of the Trolls out there think it isn't sporting to look at what someone has accomplished with their life, but these are three relevant accomplishments).
Elect reasonable legislators - not self aggrandizing control freaks, and for God's sake get a REAL MANAGER! Pay an educated, experienced person $70,000 more per year than we pay dumb ass Feeley, and save MILLIONS a year.
I have to agree. We really need to take a good look at our County "Manager" and question is managing abilities and qualifications.

Lets hope for the patients sack that they will live in a warm, well light building and not one that just looks "Pretty".
Amazed24

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taxpayer wrote:
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It sounds like you are stoking the fears of the residents, shame on you, if I were your boss you would be fired on the spot. What gave the residents the idea they would become homeless and uncared for if not some criminally negligent staffers?
The courthouse work is about permanence and energy savings and you are too uninformed to make the statements you made.
Lastly, it is not written in any law, our constitution or anywhere else that the receivers of county tax money and services are in charge of how those services are delivered. The taxes in this county are too high and if the residents of the nursing home have been frightened by the staff about their future it still doesn't give them the right to demand that the taxpayers continue to lose millions of dollars a year taking care of them.
To the residents: Do not listen to the staffers who are telling you that you are in danger, the taxpayers of the county and the hospital are going to make sure that you are safe and secure in a new home close to the medical services you need and cared for by an organization that is caring and professional.
Man...I hope when you get old that your children will take you in and care for you because it doesn't sound like you have much compassion for the residents or the employees.
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Saranac Lake, NY

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sick of rednecks wrote:
<quoted text>James Feelei ia an outstanding manager. The unemployment rate in Franklin county is 7.1 % compared to the state average of 9.4%. You are simply jealous of this man because through out your entire like you have done nothing but find fault and have never contributed anything to society besides ignorance. I can't wait until Lashomb and Hanna win so that I can continue to read your tearful words. Boo Hoo Boo Hoo BOO HOO..........lol cryass!
first of all its Feeley and he has nothing to do with the unemployment rate. I think you might want to read your statement before casting a stone towards someone else about ignorance. I am not so sure that Lashomb and Hanna feel the same way you do about your county manager.
nurse rachet

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Why do you keep talking about how good the care is at Mansion? Who said it wasn't? That is not the issue.
You are dead wrong to keep crying about how good the care is there.
You are dishonest in trying to make this issue appear as an action to close Mansion because of care problems and you are doing so on purpose.
This issue has nothing to do with the quality of care at where you work, it appears you are more concerned about feeling "dissed" than about the larger issue of fiscal responsability and the role of county government in healthcare.
On the issue of fiscal responability and healthcare, you better learn as a HC provider that there is a close relationship between money and healthcare. No educated estimation of the fiscal red ink that the nursing home suffers from can envision it improving at all, ever. If you think that the care level and number of providers will not be affected by that, then you better re-think your position for the good of the residents there.
Stop your silly and dishonest statements about me not caring about the elderly and the insinuation that the elderly will suffer when the new facility takes over and is managed by a professional medical organization.
You suggest that I chat with the nurses and residents to find out how good the care is as if that were the issue or that I believe otherwise, so let me suggest that you chat with the large number of senior citizens living on Social Security payments who have to choose between heating their beloved homes or paying the taxes to prevent being thrown into the street.
Then tell me how much you really care about them.
Did you even read my post. IT's not about the care, IT IS ABOUT NOT BEING INFORMED ABOUT THE MERGER, READING IT IN THE NEWSPAPER WAS SHOCKING FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!! what don't you get?????????? I am not crying about it, I am stating the facts,which I am entitled to do so, and if you don't like or agree stop commenting on them!! I asked you to come to the nursing home so you could hear the truth about how we found out about the merger and how upset the residents really are about it. I am done posting on this, all I know that on election day none of the legislatures will be getting my vote! Please no reply back.
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Dave Adams wrote:
Not only do we not need another care facility run by the MORONS that are associated with alice hyde and the countless state fines and infractions they incur every week. But to have its partial construction supervised by a loser being sued by the electrical union for cheating employees out of benefits and being sued for over 100,000 dollars in fines and penalties.
Alice Hyde hospital has the worst patient care record of any hospital in the east coast. They have more state fines and reports than any care facility in the upper states.
The management is under educated and have no care facility experience at all. Most have a high school education and no training in medical procedures at all.
The human resource "director" should be flipping burgers at wendys, and by the looks of her, she has twenty burgers and shakes a day. She has no medical experience aT all and hires the cheapest unprofessional people she can find.
Bottom line--KEEP YOUR FAMILY AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT HAS ALICE HYDES NAME ON IT
Can you please provide links to the sources of your claims? I'd love to research them more myself.
Where can I see the management experience? I do know the current CEO has a lot of healthcare and hospital management experience.
Thanks for providing substantiation for your allegations. They're quite troubling and worthy of further investigation.
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Dave Adams wrote:
Not only do we not need another care facility run by the MORONS that are associated with alice hyde and the countless state fines and infractions they incur every week. But to have its partial construction supervised by a loser being sued by the electrical union for cheating employees out of benefits and being sued for over 100,000 dollars in fines and penalties.
Alice Hyde hospital has the worst patient care record of any hospital in the east coast. They have more state fines and reports than any care facility in the upper states.
The management is under educated and have no care facility experience at all. Most have a high school education and no training in medical procedures at all.
The human resource "director" should be flipping burgers at wendys, and by the looks of her, she has twenty burgers and shakes a day. She has no medical experience aT all and hires the cheapest unprofessional people she can find.
Bottom line--KEEP YOUR FAMILY AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT HAS ALICE HYDES NAME ON IT
You have a lot to say about AHMC, sounds as if your personal experiences either as an employee, patient or close personal relationship with the same have affected you greatly. A review of NYSDOH records show that between July 1, 2010 and June 20, 2013 that the NYSDOH received 4 complaints and felt that only two of them warranted review and then only found one had any merit. You may well have been one of the complainants, but the health department record stands out that AHMC receives relative few complaints and fewer that have any findings.
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#69
Sunday Aug 17
 
And yet everyone is thinking locals got the job to build it what a joke, as the rest of the work on the new place was suppose to employ several locals but when push came to shove they laid the locals off and brought in yet more mexicans and laid off alot of the locals! Thats NOT helping with local jobs and growth!!!
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Idk what ur talkin about but if there were actually locals worth hiring they've been hired and r still employed maybe u just cant keep a job just saying
just saying

Malone, NY

nobody wrote:
Idk what ur talkin about but if there were actually locals worth hiring they've been hired and r still employed maybe u just cant keep a job just saying
I moved here from out of state and I will tell you that I agree about some of the locals but not all of them! I have 25 yrs experience in drywall and have way more knowledge than these wet backs that were brought in!
herewego

Malone, NY

just saying wrote:
And yet everyone is thinking locals got the job to build it what a joke, as the rest of the work on the new place was suppose to employ several locals but when push came to shove they laid the locals off and brought in yet more mexicans and laid off alot of the locals! Thats NOT helping with local jobs and growth!!!
Are you saying the the contractor has hired illegal/undocumented mexicans or is it that there are some people who are legal resident aliens or US citizens of mexican decent that are employed by the contractor?
nobody

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#73
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So if u have 25 yrs y aren't u there apparently u dont come off the rite wayand as for the other idk all ik is they r internationals who will never b back they were horrible cheap labor

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