NY nursing homes to receive $394 million in federal funding

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Nursing Homes Continue To Fight Against the Coronavirus

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Nursing homes in New York are set to receive $394 million in federal funding, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday afternoon.

New York will receive the most out of the more than $4.8 billion secured for use across the nation.

“New York’s nursing facilities have been on the frontlines of this battle against COVID-19 since the very beginning,” Schumer said. “Caring and providing for some of our state’s most at-risk residents, nursing homes need all the federal support they can get. These critical dollars will be a much needed shot-in-the-arm for New York’s senior health care system and the fight being waged to save New Yorkers’ lives.”

At least 831 nursing facilities will share in this money, which the Department of Health and Human Services will disburse based on both a fixed basis and variable basis.

Each facility will receive a fixed amount of $50,000, plus $2,500 per bed. All nursing homes with at least six certified beds are eligible for funding.

“Nursing facilities and frontline workers have risked their lives to keep New York’s most vulnerable patients safe during this outbreak,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This critical funding will help provide New York’s most at-risk nursing facilities with the resources needed to treat senior patients and save lives. I will continue fighting in the Senate for the funding needed to ensure everyone has access to quality health care during these unprecedented times.”

More than $20 million will go toward nursing homes in Erie and Niagara counties, and the Western New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

FacilityFederal FundingLocation
Beechwood Homes$730,000Amherst
Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing$550,000Buffalo
Buffalo Community Healthcare Center$287,500Buffalo
Canterbury Woods$170,000Amherst
Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Williamsville$405,000Amherst
DeGraff Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility (Hospital Based – Kaleida)$250,000Tonawanda
Elderwood at Amherst$280,000Amherst
Elderwood at Cheektowaga$480,000Cheektowaga
Elderwood at Grand Island$275,000Grand Island
Elderwood at Williamsville$550,000Amherst
Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing$450,000Buffalo
Garden Gate Health Care Facility$510,000Cheektowaga
Highpointe on Michigan Health Care Facility (Hospital Based – Kaleida)$800,000Buffalo
Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center$482,500Buffalo
McAuley Residence (Hospital Based – Catholic Health)$450,000Tonawanda
Mercy Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility (Hospital Based – Catholic Health)$260,000Buffalo
Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center$450,000Niagara Falls
Rosa Coplon Jewish Home and Infirmary$500,000Amherst
Safire Rehabilitation of Northtonws$300,000Tonawanda
Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns$350,000Buffalo
Schoelkopf Health Center$350,000Niagara Falls
Schofield Residence$350,000Tonawanda
Seneca Health Care Center$450,000West Seneca
St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center (Hospital Based – Catholic Health)$250,000Buffalo
Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility (Hospital Based – ECMC)$1,025,000Buffalo
Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home$600,000Amherst
Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Aurora Park$850,000East Aurora
Absolute Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Gasport$257,500Gasport
Autumn View Health Care Facility$625,000Hamburg
Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center$650,000Clarence
Eden Rehabilitation & Nursing Center$150,000Eden
Elderwood at Hamburg$465,000Hamburg
Elderwood at Lancaster$290,000Lancaster
Elderwood at Lockport$365,000Lockport
Elderwood at Wheatfield$357,500Wheatfield
Father Baker Manor$450,000Orchard Park
Fiddlers Green Manor rehabilitation and Nursing Center$255,000Springville
Fox Run at Orchard Park$200,000Orchard Park
Greenfield Health and Rehab Center$450,000Lancaster
Harris Hill Nursing Facility$530,000Amherst
Jeannie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home Company (Hospital Based -Bertrand Chaffee Hospital)$250,000Springville
Lockport Rehab & Health Care Center$255,000Lockport
Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Corp$462,500Newfane
North Gate Health Care Facility$550,000North Tonawanda
Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence$675,000Lewiston
Western New York State Veterans Home$365,000Batavia

“Nursing homes, by their very mission, serve those most at-risk of serious consequences as a result of infection due to age, pre-existing conditions and close proximity,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “This funding provides needed resources to help facilities meet the challenges of prevention and protection against COVID-19.”

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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