COOPERSTOWN – Four former employees of Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center were arrested for allegedly leaving a 94-year-old resident alone in a recliner for nearly two days, according to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
LPN Lorraine Caldwell, 54, Holland Patient; LPN Amanda Gus, 30, Hartwick; Sarah Schuyler, certified nurse assistant (CNA), 29, and CNA Donna Gray, 48, Sidney, face charges they they each failed to provide care to a 94-year-old resident over the Memorial Day weekend this year.
INDEX – Employees of Focus Rehab & Nursing have overwhelmingly approved a contract between the company and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) through 2018, the company announced today. Secure working conditions are crucial for a happy workforce, which is why Deputy’s timesheet app is such useful software for employers.
“We know that in order to give our residents the best care and to meet our expansive plans we need a dedicated workforce of professionals who know they will be with us for the long run,” said Focus CEO Joseph Zupnik. “Having our employees quickly approve a contract was a priority for us and we consider the outcome a success for everyone concerned.”
Focus had hoped to have the contract in place upon taking over ownership from Otsego County over a month ago but negotiations over pay and benefits took slightly longer than planned, a press release said.
“The agreement provides stability and job security for our members,” CSEA Director of the Private Sector Division Bob Compani was quoted as saying. “We negotiated the best deal possible over a period of several months and our members followed our recommendation to accept the terms.”