Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home Photo: WIVB Channel 4
After a lengthy 7-week investigation at Williamsville Suburban Nursing home, eight people have now been charged. According to The Buffalo News it was a hidden camera placed on a female resident with her family's permission that led to six CNAs and two LPNs being charged in this case. They are accused of falsifying documents which is classified as a felony.
Indeed this story is extremely scary, but it should raise some concerns about the quality and level of care that is provided to the elderly in a skilled nursing facility. Williamsville Suburban, part of the Legacy Healthcare, LLC and has several facilities through out Western New York. This is not the first time this company is having issues with care. In fact, in February 2008 Williamsville Suburban was placed on the nation's list of worst senior care facilities. The facility has a total of 30 deficiencies. In addition to the health issues this particular facility, it has also had some financial struggles as well. When a facility is not properly funded it directly affects the care that the residents receive. If you don't have the funds to pay the staff then the residents will be the ones to suffer. This is a harsh reality that has been affecting the Western New York community.