As of Saturday, 87% of workers in the 70 nursing homes in Western New York had received at least one Covid shot. But at eight nursing homes in Western New York, more than 20% of the workers were unvaccinated as of Saturday.
A day before the state Legislature adopted a long-debated law requiring nursing home staffing levels, “horrible” staffing levels were reported at a Buffalo facility.
The 200-bed Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, which has an overall one-star rating, has had 18 residents die of Covid-19 in the facility.
A Williamsville nursing home experienced one of the country’s biggest Covid-19 outbreaks to hit a nursing home in recent weeks, prompting federal officials to send a “strike team” to the facility.
Twenty-three nursing homes statewide, including four others in Western New York, have been fined a total of $328,000 for infection control violations.