BATAVIA, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2023 — The GLOW Workforce Development Board (WDB) recognized Livingston County’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) with its Business of the Year award during a ceremony that took place on Friday, December 8th in Batavia.
GLOW WDB operates under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to address workforce issues in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. The organization helps individuals with job searches, preparing for job interviews and resume writing, and connecting with classroom and job training programs. It was the outstanding job training efforts by the CNR, which resulted in an influx of qualified Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) there, that earned the County’s only publicly-owned nursing home the award, said GLOW WDB Executive Director Jay Lazarony.
“The Livingston County Office of Workforce Development and the CNR worked together to start promoting these types of trainings. It was innovative in that it increased the number of people getting trained and it alleviated a major problem in Livingston County where there weren’t enough CNAs,” explained Lazarony. “There was no doubt that they deserved to get this award. They worked hard toward it and collaborated with a bunch of agencies to get this done. The award winners are all people and organizations that exceeded and really overcame a lot of barriers and obstacles to get them to where they needed to be and to get them to a success level so our customers, our job seekers, could secure employment and our businesses could have skilled workers.”
Like many skilled nursing facilities throughout the country, the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation faced significant staffing shortages stemming from the impacts of the pandemic, which resulted in an increased reliance on agency-based employees. As a result, leadership at the CNR has developed several creative and innovative approaches to increasing internal staff including the development of a New York State approved Certified Nurse Training Program. This program has already had a significant impact on the facility’s ability to recruit, retain and employ highly skilled employees to better serve its residents.
“With the entire country facing a significant shortage of nursing professionals and the gap expected to continue growing, we saw an opportunity to not only bolster our own staffing and capabilities, but to make a positive impact on the industry overall,” said Shari Hutchison, Director of Long-Term Care at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. “I want to thank the Livingston County Board of Supervisors for believing in our mission and helping us to pilot numerous programs that are going to shape the way we provide care and services to residents for years to come.”
A short drive from Rochester and situated atop a picturesque hill in a park-like setting in Mount Morris, the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation offers 24-hour skilled nursing services ranging from short-term, post-acute rehabilitative care to traditional long-term care. Residents receive care in a manner that addresses the needs of the individual. Recognizing the potential in every individual, the Center focuses on turning potential into ability, discomfort into comfort. It strives to promote an atmosphere with activities that involve friends, family, volunteers and pets to create a home-like environment for residents.
One of the most comprehensive facilities in the area, the Center offers various treatment methods and state-of-the-art healthcare options ranging from on-site dialysis, audiology, consulting podiatry, dentistry, speech therapy, ophthalmology, bariatric care occupational therapy, pharmacological services, hair care and more.
Learn more about various programs, outpatient services, career and volunteer opportunities, support services and more by visiting the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s website. To speak to someone about admission, please call (585) 243-7200.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.