A mid-year cut of this magnitude can not be absorbed by any home without disruption to the care of its residents and increasing the already difficult financial burden faced by many homes. A financially tenuous nursing home will be devastated by such an action.
Providing quality care for the elderly and the disabled is the backbone of a nursing home’s mission. A budget action of this size severely jeopardizes the home’s ability to provide that level of care and jeopardizes the very strong partnership that the nursing home industry has forged with the State over many years.
Michael A.L. Balboni, Executive Director