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Dedra Robinson grew up in the Commodore Perry public housing complex, was 13 when her mom died, and pregnant when she graduated from Hutchinson Central Technical High School. She had a job at Burger King by then, but it didn’t take long before work as a nurse’s aide seemed a better way forward. Kittrella Whitlock left Buffalo after graduating from the same school, lande…

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When Krysten Schmidt visited her 89-year-old grandmother at a Batavia nursing home, an aide pulled her aside to say there were maggots on her grandmother’s foot. Schmidt started to cry and wondered if maybe she misheard the aide. She hadn’t. Staff at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation later described the Sept. 25 incident to a state Health Depar…

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An Absolut nursing home in Orchard Park will close as its owner, Absolut Facilities Management, seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition while it reorganizes, the company announced Wednesday. Absolut did not announce a date for the closing of its Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Orchard Park, a 202-bed facility with about 185 residents. The state Health D…

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Anne Walters quit nursing school the day her first patient handed her a pair of just-used dentures. It was enough to make her realize that the human condition presents itself in all of its forms when people are vulnerable and feel lousy. She wasn't up for that – yet still told her youngest daughter to pursue a nursing career. "My mom wanted me to be a nurse so I w…