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Albany County Earns National Award for “Commitment to Quality”

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:13 AM

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that the Albany County Nursing Home and Residential Healthcare Facility has been honored with the 2018 Bronze National Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving services for local seniors and residents with disabilities.

The Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award represents one of three levels of the National Quality Award Program that acknowledges localities across the United States making clear efforts to bring higher quality care to its people based on measurable targets. The Albany County Nursing Home and Residential Healthcare Facility is tasked with providing long term care to those in community who need it most, including those with mental health diagnoses, behavioral problems and advanced dementia, and this award shows it has developed goals for improving its services and ways of achieving success.

“Here in Albany County, you can see and feel the incredible progress we are making when it comes to helping our seniors and those with disabilities live more comfortable and healthier lives and I am happy this renowned organization is taking notice,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “The financial turnaround of our Nursing Home has been a huge success but it is only part of the story. We have also focused on improving the quality of care of our residents and as we continue to make investments and renovations, we will continue to see even more improvements in the quality of services we provide.”

“Our team of dedicated public servants provides round-the-clock nursing care, nutritional programs, physical and occupational therapies, mental health services and so much more that are making a real difference in the lives of residents,” said Albany County Residential Healthcare Facility Executive Director Larry Slatky. “I want to thank County Executive McCoy for his leadership in our efforts and I look forward to coming back with the Silver Award in the near future.”

Only four facilities in all of New York State were honored with the Bronze Award for 2018 and there are only 37 current recipients of the award throughout the entire state. Bronze Award recipients will receive the Silver Award after they are able to do an extensive assessment of their approaches and performance measures that they have already established.

AHCA/NCAL will present the award to Albany County at its 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego California on October 7.

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