Committee wants nursing home, ammends Breslin's long-term care plan

According to Commisso, the county has "a moral obligation to the people of Albany County" who use the current nursing home, and that he, as well as many others, have been lead to believe that a new nursing home would be a part of the county executive's plan.

The county executive was not immediately available.

Commisso said the committee is not simply looking for a new nursing home to be built, but instead, a campus which will include facilities that will help people through every stage of their elderly life.

"What we envision is a long-term health care campus," said Albany County Legislator Gary Domalewicz, D-Albany, also a committee member.

Domalewicz said that this facility, once constructed, would be able to help the county's most needy residents receive the quality care they deserve.

"We believe that we need to have a nursing home so that we can take care of the most needy of our county, the elderly of Albany County who don't have the money and have no place to go," he said. "[We need] to continue providing the best care possible for all the people of Albany County."

The amendment which will include the nursing home campus will be introduced and voted on along with Breslin's plan on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the county legislature's meeting.

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