Commission on Health Care Recommends Broome Build New Nursing Home

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala says she is heartened by a report out today that recommends that Broome County build a new nursing home. The County Executive has advocated for a new facility since taking office in 2005. Plans are underway for a new nursing facility and it is believed the recommendation by the State Commission on Health Care Facilities for the 21st Century bolsters the argument for a new nursing home.

“We have been saying all along that the current facility is simply not built or equipped to meet the needs of our growing senior and disabled population,” said Executive Fiala. “These members of our community deserve better and we know we can provide them a better level of care with a new facility with little cost to our local taxpayers. A new facility is expected to actually help reduce future costs for the nursing home operation.”

The report also recommends that when Broome County builds a new facility it should reduce the number of beds by 83 to 103. It also recommends that Broome County add space for 30 adult day health care slots.

The complete report can be found at www.nyhealthcarecommission.com.