Albany County Nursing Home
Welcome to the Albany County Nursing Home
and Department of Residential Health Care Facilities
The Department of Residential Health Care Facilities provides excellence in long term care services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. The Department will provide a nurturing atmosphere staffed by qualified and compassionate individuals who are able to offer innovative health care through complex medical services and a comprehensive approach. The Department's vision is a community integrated health care continuum in which every individual is a valued member.
The Commission on Health Care Facilities, better known as the Berger Commission, was established by the Governor and Legislature of the State of New York to conduct an independent review of the health care system in New York State. Its primary task was to ensure that the regional and local supply of hospitals and nursing homes throughout the State was adequate to meet community needs for high quality, affordability, and accessibility.
As a result of the Berger Commission's findings, Albany County was targeted as an area needing facility downsizing. As a direct result of the Berger Commission, the Ann Lee Home and the Albany County Nursing Home were to be consolidated into one operating entity. The consolidation, which led to the closure of Ann Lee Home in January 2008, also called for downsizing Albany County Nursing Home to a capacity of 250 beds.
Albany County Nursing Home continues to successfully operate as a skilled nursing facility providing comprehensive clinical programming to those it is privileged to serve. Albany County Nursing Home offers a complete panoply of services including 24 hour skilled nursing care; physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapies; nutritional programs developed and overseen by registered dietitians; social services; spiritual programs; recreational activities; clinic services; psychological services; staff physicians; spiritual care; volunteer programs; as well as the daily amenities one would expect including housekeeping and laundry service.