Ontario County http://wrvo.org en Ontario County nursing home sale approved http://wrvo.org/post/ontario-county-nursing-home-sale-approved-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Ontario County is moving forward with the privatization of its nursing home. The board of supervisors voted last week to accept a $2 million bid for the Hopewell facility, but concerns remain about the level of care a private owner would provide.</p><p>The sale makes Ontario the latest in a string of counties in upstate New York looking to privatization as a solution to the rising costs of operating a nursing home.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:41:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42310 at http://wrvo.org Ontario County nursing home sale approved Privatizing aged care is controversial, as counties feel the financial pinch http://wrvo.org/post/privatizing-aged-care-controversial-counties-feel-financial-pinch <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Civil Service Employees Association, or <a href="http://cseany.org/">CSEA,</a> is currently involved in several law suits across New York state with counties, including Onondaga County, that are trying to get out of the business of running nursing homes. Now Ontario County may now face legal action from the union over its decision to put its county-run <a href="http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.aspx#profTab=1&amp;ID=335564&amp;loc=14424&amp;lat=42.8343683&amp;lng=-77.3094674&amp;AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1">nursing home</a> on the market. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:02:46 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36714 at http://wrvo.org