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Focus Rehab

Four Arrested At Focus Nursing Home

4 Staff Arrested At

Focus Nursing Home

94-Year-Old Woman Left In Recliner

For 41 Hours, Attorney General Alleges

Focus_LOGO-OstegoGREENCOOPERSTOWN – 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.

Focus Resident Marks 100th

Focus Resident Marks 100th

Focus Rehabilitation resident Asa Skaloud, a Czechoslovakia native who spent her career as a seamstress and hatmaker in Jackson Heights, Queens, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake this afternoon in the center's Mountainview neighborhood. Fellow residents sang "Happy Birthday" and congratulated her on the milestone. Activities Director Amy Rose cheers Asa on. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Focus Rehabilitation resident Asa Skaloud, a Czechoslovakia native who spent her career as a seamstress and hatmaker in Jackson Heights, Queens, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake this afternoon in the center’s Mountainview neighborhood. Fellow residents sang “Happy Birthday” and congratulated her on the milestone. Activities Director Amy Rose cheers Asa on.  Ms. Skaloud traveled extensively in Italy and southern France after her retirement, and also wrote a book.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Former Manor Employees Ratify 3-Year Contract With New Owner

Former Manor Employees Ratify

3-Year Contract With New Owner

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.”

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