There are approximately 80 members of the Residential Health Care Facilities Professional Staff Association (NYSUT) working and caring for the residents at Albany County Nursing Home.
They work in a variety of roles from providing direct care and services to the residents to maintaining the building and grounds. They include managers/supervisors and directors and professional staff working in the areas of Admissions, Resident Care, Pastoral Care, Buildings and Grounds, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Dietary Services, Nursing, Pharmacy, Store, Social Work, Volunteer Services, Leisure Time Activities, Computer Programming, Clerical, Fiscal Operations, Medical Records, Food Services, Central Supply, Laundry Services and Security.
From time to time we will feature stories about our caring staff members below. Please check back often to see what your Albany County Nursing Home colleagues are up to. If you have a story to share please send the web editor an email with your name, phone number and brief description of your story idea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your goal in life is to help others, I mean, REALLY help others, you could say Lisa Seidel is holding the Mega Millions ticket of good will. Simply put, why spend your time helping only a few when you can go for the jackpot? So that’s what she does both on and off the job. Not once, not twice, but three times Lisa has been part of a church mission traveling to Kenya, Africa, to help people living in absolute poverty and despair. full story
Santa Claus could learn a few things this time of year from Maria Oeffler. Most people around here know Maria as Albany County Nursing Home’s Food Service Director. But like magic each December, “Ho! Ho! Ho! Mrs. O” transforms into the spirit of Good Ole St. Nick, bearing gifts for all of the residents. Financed by the generous donations of the Professional Staff Association membership, Maria runs from store to store each holiday season comparing prices and searching out the best deals from here to the North Pole. full story
Whether it’s aiding an elderly person in performing the simple task of getting out of bed in the morning or the complicated responsibility of fighting terrorism in the Middle East, Jake Ashby’s mission in life is helping people. FULL STORY
Jeff Bradt has been beyond busy in the past seven years. He went from organizing a union in his workplace in 2003 to saving the nursing home where he works from closing in 2010. Honored in May, 2010 as Health Care Professional of the Year by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Bradt not only saved 80 jobs, he also saved homes for the 100 diverse residents of the Albany County Nursing Home, a long-term facility. FULL STORY