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Plan to sell Saratoga County nursing home moves ahead

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The county’s Public Health Committee on Wednesday took a major step toward selling the money-losing county-owned Maplewood Manor nursing home to a private operator. The committee voted 4-2 at a meeting in Ballston Spa to recommend the county create a new local development corporation that would take ownership of the nursing home and manage a sale process that would probably last through the end of 2014. Committee members, meeting in front of a roomful of ...

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October 25, 2012
10:11 a.m.

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Its a shame that the only answer to the nursing home problem is to set up another bureaucratic committee to help a cash strapped county health facility which performs such a great service to the community. Maplewood Manor is the last stop in life for a lot of elderly and terminally ill Senior Citizens who can't afford private care. I can't believe that these people could not find the money to keep the nursing home open when we spend millions of dollars a year on prisoners who don't deserve the care they receive. Hundreds of thousands of people who are good honest citizens go hungry and without adequate healthcare. While felons enjoy cable TV, free health and dental care and three meals a day. Where is the justice in that!
Unfortunately we will all become old. We cannot stop the aging process and the only thing that will happen here is that the elderly will have little control over their future, again. I just hope our children won't make the same mistake that you people are making today when our time comes.

Bob Pandori, Galway N.Y.