Oberacker To Urge Probe In Nursing-Home Deaths


Oberacker To Urge Probe

In Nursing-Home Deaths

Senator Oberacker speaks with Anne Brancati, from Voices for Seniors advocacy group, after the “We Care” Remembrance Day memorial event in Albany today. Anne’s mother, Eleanor Ablett Brancati, 86, passed away Jan. 25 at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home in Fort Edward. (Jeff Bishop photo)

ALBANY – State Sen. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, today attended a memorial gathering marking the one-year anniversary of the Cuomo Administration’s order that sent COVID-positive patients directly into New York’s nursing homes.

Oberacker told the gathering he is co-sponsoring a Senate Resolution (J554) which would designate March 25 as “We Care” Remembrance Day.

“Taking time today to honor those who passed away alone, without loved ones by their side, was a somber moment,” Oberacker said.  ” Now we need to stand up and take action on their behalf.”

So in conjunction with today’s remembrance, Oberacker joined his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, urging him to make a formal referral to Attorney General Letitia James to further investigate potential misconduct in the nursing home situation.

“We cannot stop investigating until the full story is exposed,” he said.

2 thoughts on “Oberacker To Urge Probe In Nursing-Home Deaths

  1. aviva330@gmail.com

    I love that the republicans give Trump a pass when his and their inaction and irresponsibility caused 100’s of thousands of deaths unnecessarily! Shame on you Senator Oberacker!

  2. Anne Brancati

    THANK YOU Senator Oberacker, for Joining with Voices for Seniors, in holding our corrupted Governor Andrew Cuomo, 100% Accountable for the reckless and ultimately, LIFE CAUSING “Emergency Orders” put in place
    and FORCING, NYS Senior Health/Living Facilities to accept Positive COVID19 patients into Our most Vulnerable, our Senior Citizens controlled Health/Living centers. GOD BLESS. RIP MOM

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