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Leave the County Home ‘alone’

October 5, 2013

Editor, OBSERVER: Let’s request that all the politicians leave the Chautauqua County Home alone. My husband was there for three weeks of rehab and I cannot say enough good things....

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Captain

Oct-05-13 4:58 AM

It's rewarding to hear from the many grateful patients (and spouses) who praise & appreciate the CCH and its employees. Many people truly value this facility and don't want the high level of care sacrificed by selling it to a profit-driven private owner. Unfortunately, the Co Exec and CCLeg don't feel the same way. They refuse to recognize what a great asset the CCH really is, and instead are only focused on how they can dump it (for $.25 on the $1.00) so they don't have to deal w/it anymore. They are the epitome of pathetic.

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instigator

Oct-05-13 8:27 AM

you pay for the $7-9000 a day loss. corrupt union, corrupt hacks, get rid of the white elephant, and get it off the backs of the taxpayers.

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Captain

Oct-05-13 12:05 PM

The figures you posted are debatable, however, it's still NOT a loss UNLESS you insist on looking at it that way. Personally, I prefer to view it as a cost of providing a valuable public service. If we bought into the same profit/loss mentality that you, the Co Exec & CCLeg are echoing, most non-mandated county services would be eliminated.

I'd certainly like to see the CCH operate more cost efficiently, but I definitely oppose selling the home for 75% LESS than what it's actually worth, and certainly not to a profit-driven investor who's top priority, like any other investor, is to make money (in this case, at the expense of patient care).

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localresident

Oct-05-13 2:49 PM

Captain, how did you arrive at your claim of the CCH's value?

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popawheelie

Oct-05-13 8:26 PM

it seems nothing is going to stop this train. and in the end its going to be a another memory and your county will be worse for it, forty years or more of genius's killing the county

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Marcia

Oct-06-13 8:31 AM

I agree with you captain. It seems the county home is the only expense of the county that is considered a liability. I personally feel that executive and staff salaries our liability and we should get rid of those. How about the prison is the cost of that a liability.? The point of county services is to provide services to its citizens and the county home must stay

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localresident

Oct-06-13 11:27 AM

I would LOVE to close the prison(s)! If only we could put in an express lane for the death penalty, it would be so much better.

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Captain

Oct-06-13 3:47 PM

The Brocton prison is run by NYSDOC. Mayville's jail, including the CCSD (sheriff's dept) has an operating budget of approx $24M PER YEAR, and is run by the county. How much money does the jail take in to offset the cost of these services? My guess is not very much.

The Co Exec & CCLeg want pay cuts from employees who work in an area of public service (CCH) that costs significantly less to fund than the CCSD, yet they refuse to demand the same pay cuts from CCSD employees, or any other county workers???

Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it, but only if you're a politician.

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rumblefish

Oct-08-13 1:51 PM

lets look at the history of the CCH, or old age residential home, what it was intended for and what it is being used for now is not the same as in it's original concept, people praising short term rehab gotten there is like apples and oranges, it's was intended to be a old folks home, if it's is now used more for short term rehab then that is all the more reason to sell it and take the cost of short term rehab off the taxpayers back and let a private company run it and pay taxes just like every other rehab does

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rumblefish

Oct-08-13 2:03 PM

further more places like the CCH were better know as "The Poor House" in by gone times, people who went there because they did not have the means to pay to live any where else, if you don't agree with us, then look up the definition of old age home, some of you may be really surprised at what you find

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