Options for the Future of the Chautauqua County Nursing Home

Concerned about the cost of its nursing home, Chautauqua County requested bids for the facility from potential buyers, then decided to simultaneously assess what it could do to operate the home more cost effectively. In early 2012, CGR was engaged to determine the home’s financial viability and assess options for its future. CGR’s report outlines questions to be asked and considerations to be weighed if the county ultimately decides to sell, and also identifies changes to reduce budget shortfalls if it retains ownership. CGR identifies no opportunities for the home to be completely self-sustaining in the future as a public facility, even if recommended changes are fully implemented, and finds the estimated shortfall would result under various scenarios in a cost of $6.50 to $15.50 per year for the average taxpayer.

Report Date: Aug 2012
Author(s): Donald Pryor , Jaime Saunders , Jaime Saunders
Subject(s): Health , Human Services
Location: Chautauqua, New York