Politicians spar over nursing home

County spokesman Joe McQueen said the current Glendale Nursing Home houses about 200 residents, so a new facility can't just be built in its place. To maintain the best level of care, the residents need to stay within the current facility until the new one is completed.

County Legislator Karen Johnson, D-Schenectady, a co-chair of the project, also previously said the new home is necessary because of how old the building is and the institutional feel to the facility. Due to awkward construction of the current facility, sections can't be individually demolished because the facility's three buildings are interconnected and dependent on one another to function.""

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