OPINIONCOMMENTARY By Michael Balboni Unwinding the pandemic will take years of planning The pandemic has challenged the way many of us look at life. Updated February 7, 2022 6:00 AM We should start thinking about how we unwind the pandemic. Like a bad traffic accident that takes minutes to close a road but hours to […]
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Op-ed: We must rebuild the long-term-care workforce Michael Balboni When the Covid-19 pandemic ripped through our state, it deepened a crisis that was already facing New York’s nursing homes. Prior to the pandemic, the state stopped investing in long-term care. This ill-advised decision made it harder for facilities to pay competitive wages, which in turn led to […]
OPINION “Nursing homes set to fail” Michael Balboni The state of New York can mandate the COVID vaccination for any and all involved in health care. What it can’t do is mandate that new employees join this critical workforce. The recent concerns about unvaccinated health care workers walking off the job en masse because of […]