Tag: Elm Manor

What happens when frontline workers become unemployed during a pandemic?

Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lengthy stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has crippled the economy and working eligible labor forces across the nation, especially here in New York, which has accrued a 12.9-percent unemployment rate statewide according to the state's Department of Labor latest report from August. Bill Corino is just ... MORE
EXCLUSIVE: AG's probe into Elm Manor nursing home still active despite investigator's apparent retirement

EXCLUSIVE: AG’s probe into Elm Manor nursing home still active despite investigator’s apparent retirement

Last Tuesday, Jen Sims received an unexpected call from a familiar voice: Art Vasile, an investigator with the Office of the Attorney General who’s stationed out of the Rochester regional office, or formerly at least. “He wanted to assure me that he ... MORE
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FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

Eighty-seven days have passed, and our Freedom of Information Law request has finally been completed. FingerLakes1.com has received 171-pages worth of emails from the servers of the Ontario County Public Health office on Friday, September 25. RELATED: Still waiting for Ontario County ... MORE
Lawmakers call for commission on nursing home death toll in New York

Lawmakers call for commission on nursing home death toll in New York

There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus. Particularly, in nursing homes, where death counts are still a murky, foggy subject in Albany. Even after hearings were held, state officials have yet to pin-down how many have died ... MORE
Still waiting for Ontario County to fulfill FOIL request on nursing home communications 11 weeks later

Still waiting for Ontario County to fulfill FOIL request on nursing home communications 11 weeks later

Almost 11 weeks have passed since FingerLakes1.com’s initial Freedom of Information Law request for key documentation connected to COVID-19 response and a pair of troubled nursing homes in Ontario County. To date, the newsroom has only received four documents, which had already ... MORE
Personnel changes reported at Elm Manor after investigative series

Personnel changes reported at Elm Manor after investigative series

Today the nursing industry is far from stable, especially here in New York State, but personnel shifts are bound to occur. Turnover has become commonplace inside nursing facilities with frontline workers still actively combatting the spread of COVID-19. This new trend now ... MORE
UPDATE: Ontario County still hasn’t answered our FOIL request about Ontario Center, Elm Manor nursing homes

UPDATE: Ontario County still hasn’t answered our FOIL request about Ontario Center, Elm Manor nursing homes

Thirty-eight business days have passed since FingerLakes1.com filed a Freedom of Information Law request with Ontario County, which still has gone unanswered. The expansive FOIL request in size and scope seeks to gather email correspondences and other documents relating to the Ontario ... MORE
Family in search of answers, as life comes to an end at Elm Manor

Family in search of answers, as life comes to an end at Elm Manor

William “Bill” Vishneski Sr. had always been a comedian, bringing laughter and smiles to the faces of almost anyone he encountered. Serving as a paratrooper during the Korea War, he had always been proud. Even at age 91, the proud Polish man ... MORE
Lawmakers voice concerns at hearing on nursing home policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Lawmakers voice concerns at hearing on nursing home policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

This first part of the joint Senate-Assembly public hearings on the state’s COVID-19 response inside nursing homes concluded on Monday, revealing lessons for upstate New York representatives ahead of the next hearing slated for August 10th. State assembly members and senators were ... MORE
Previewing major public hearings in Albany over COVID-19 response in nursing homes

Previewing major public hearings in Albany over COVID-19 response in nursing homes

A few days from now the highly-anticipated two-part public hearing on the response of nursing homes amid the Coronavirus Pandemic will take place. Ahead of that, which kicks off on Monday, New York State Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) says she will be ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Sen. Ortt talks nursing homes, impact executive orders had on health and safety of residents (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Sen. Ortt talks nursing homes, impact executive orders had on health and safety of residents (podcast)

While Gov. Andrew Coumo is content with his track record and efforts to contain the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 in nursing homes across New York State, lawmakers are not sold on those policies. This includes Sen. Minority Leader Robert Ortt (R-62), who ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Daughter of resident speaks out ab

DAILY DEBRIEF: Another family member speaks out about Elm Manor (podcast)

From asymptomatic to dead. As our investigation into Elm Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing continues, another personal story from a former resident’s daughter. Officials at the nursing home told Christina Miller than her father Ralph had contracted COVID-19, but was asymptomatic. She called ... MORE
‘You didn’t know he passed away?’: Daughter describes feeling

Daughter talks about losing her father to COVID-19 at Elm Manor, hours after being told he was ‘asymptomatic’

It was noon on Memorial Day when Patricia Miller just found-out that her father Ralph Miller Sr. contracted COVID-19 while residing at Elm Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Canandaigua. “I had someone call me who said she worked at Elm Manor ... MORE
Disability rights advocate reflects on time at Elm Manor Rehabilitation in Canandaigua

Disability rights advocate reflects on time at Elm Manor Rehabilitation in Canandaigua

In the aftermath of Harold Perryman speaking-out about the recent death of his wife, Beatrice, who contracted the novel coronavirus and the abuses that she endured while at the Elm Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Jen Sims, a disability rights advocate reflected ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Harold Perryman talks about wife's death at Elm Manor Rehab (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Harold Perryman talks about wife’s death at Elm Manor Rehab (podcast)

It was 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21st when Harold Perryman of Shortsville called Elm Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Canandaigua. Each morning he would call-in to wish his wife Beatrice, “Bea” good morning as she would start her own day ... MORE