County Executive McCoy Welcomes First Residents to New Facilities at Shaker Place
Announces New Award for Quality Standards
For the first time since the outset of the multi-million dollar renovations, Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today welcomed residents to the new Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, as three wings named after well-known Albany Shakers were officially opened. The Anne Lee, Father Joe Meacham and Father James Whittaker wings will come equipped with bedrooms on the first floor for easy access, the first-ever individual bedrooms for added privacy, country style kitchens, expanded common areas, “lift free” equipment to help staff and more.
“Our residents at Shaker Place have worked hard throughout their lives, they’ve contributed to their communities, some have even served in our military. They now have the modern facility that they deserve, one that truly looks and feels like a home, and one they and their families can be proud of,” said County Executive McCoy. “We also continue to invest in nutritional programs, social services, recreational programs and so much more that are improving lives and receiving accolades in the process.”
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, County Executive McCoy also announced that Shaker Place has received the “Tier 3” recognition from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living “Quality Initiative Program.” This achievement demonstrates the facility’s commitment to a high standard of care based on things such as hospital re-admissions and health outcomes.
"Our nursing home in Albany County is an incredible success story. At Shaker Place, we are revolutionizing the concept of long-term care in our area. The Legislature is thrilled with the transition we are witnessing today, and along with the County Executive, look forward to continuing the work necessary to give our seniors the care they deserve," said Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce.
"We are moving into a new decade with a completely updated and modern nursing home that our senior population can be proud of. It seems like so many years ago when we started discussing plans for its future and sketching ideas on a drawing board. What a transformation. This puts Albany County ahead of the competition when it comes to providing a place for seniors to reside with dignity,” said Legislature Deputy Chair Wanda Willingham.
“I am proud of the hard work that has gone into the renovation of the Nursing Home. Albany County now has the ability to offer state-of-the-art services to our citizens for years to come,” said Majority Leader Dennis Feeney. “We are looking forward to welcoming the first residents in the coming weeks.”
Shaker Place offers a range of services including 24-hour nursing care; physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapies; nutritional programs; social services; recreational activities; clinic services; psychological services; staff physicians; spiritual care and programs; volunteer programs; and more.