The membership of the Professional Staff Association at the Albany County Nursing Home has faced many challenges since its inception in 2003.
Changes in the health care industry and a poor economy has led to job losses, the closing of the Ann Lee Home and further proposals by the County Executive to get out of the nursing home business all together after nearly four decades of serving residents.
While the membership has been sympathetic to the county’s fiscal problems, closing Albany County Nursing Home would have displaced 250 residents and nearly 400 employees, not to mention putting an undo burden on the county’s most vulnerable population – the frail and the elderly and their families.
Using the resources of our dedicated membership, the Professional Staff Association and its Executive Committee continues to campaign to not only save Albany County Nursing Home from closing, but to advocate with the Albany County Legislature to move toward building a new nursing home. A modern facility, the membership believes, will not only serve future generations of residents but do so more efficiently and economically for county taxpayers.