The Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.
So what happens now?
Members of the Essex County personnel committee asked that question June 18 concerning the now approved sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home to the Centers For Specialty Care out of New York City.
During the Board of Supervisors Clerk report, Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava asked if there was any material that would help current staff members of the facility explore their options.
"I really think need we need to sit down with the staff at the home and talk to them about their options, and if there are openings in the county, (see) if they will be able to transfer, and what else is available to them," Scozzafava said. "There are a lot of questions that they have."
Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said that there was a concern about vacation time and sick time when the New York private firm bought the then-owned Fulton County facility.
"Most of that is spelled out in the contract," County Manager Dan Palmer said. "If they have accumulated vacation time their options are in the contract."
Palmer also said that the group planning to purchase the Horace Nye Home has already been talking to county officials and the employee's union about the potential change-over.
"Centers for Specialty Care have already been in contact with CSEA about the transfer of the employees from public to private," Palmer said. "I know that there has been some communications as far as the transfer of the union."
Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey asked if there was something that could also be put together for those who are served by the facility.
"I think that it would also be helpful if we could put something together for the families of the residents," Corey said. "They want to know, and I am also wondering what are the next steps."
Palmer said that everything at this point was centered around the contract of sale.
"Dan Manning is working on that and the language for the contract," he said.
Palmer added that Centers for Specialty Care had developed a transition plan that they had used with previous sales and would again use with the Horace Nye Home.
"They will come in to meet with the employees and come in to meet with the residents and their families," he said. "They really have this down to what they want to do. We will not have a firm table until the contract of sale has been complete, but we can work something up to let them know what the next steps are."
Corey felt that would aid in the transition.
"It would be important for them to know that there is a plan in place and that they will be coming in to meet with everyone, and that there is a time table to that," she said.