Willow Point Nursing Home closes another unit due to staffing shortages
Staffing shortages at Broome County’s Willow Point Nursing Home have forced officials to declare a state of emergency. The facility is suspending admissions and shutting down a third unit, after closing two units just last month.
Willow Point’s budget calls for 216 direct care staff. Currently, it only has 81, according to a recent report from Willow Point Administrator Ryan LaClair.
County Executive Jason Garnar said closing the third unit was necessary, to make sure residents wouldn’t be deprived of quality care.
But he added that the future of Willow Point is more uncertain as it continues to lose staff.