Effective July 1st, Jeremy Strauss, president and CEO of The Grand Healthcare System, will be operating both The Shore Winds and Hornell Gardens locations. With this change, all employees will retain their positions at their respective facilities. I will continue to own and operate the remaining 11 skilled nursing facilities in the greater Rochester area under Hurlbut Care Communities®. Additionally, my son, Robert G. Hurlbut, is being named Vice President of Hurlbut Care Communities®, which now makes us a fourth-generation, family-owned business. I look forward to continue evolving, improving, and serving the needs of the elderly in our area.
-Robert W. Hurlbut, President, Hurlbut Care Communities®
As COVID-19 dangers reemerge with the spread of the highlytransmissible Delta variant and breakthrough infections begin to hit thevaccinated, how ready are area nursing homes to weather what could be a newsurge?
The public needs to know what ‘reforms’ some of our State Legislators, Senators and Governor Cuomo are trying to push through in the final FY 2021-22 State Budget. This legislation being advanced in the Senate and Assembly adversely affect nursing homes, both residents and staff. The very same industry that has been at the forefront of this battle, our healthcare heroes working day in and day out throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. During a critical time when we need support, we are instead facing Medicaid cuts, staffing mandates, and reforms that don’t truly help us to care for our residents, and certainly don’t help us to strategically grow our workforce.
Conesus, Shore Winds facilities to provide up to 100 beds for patients ready for discharge, expanding hospitals’ capacity for critically ill patients.
Hurlbut Care Communities is celebrating the inclusion of artwork from two residents in the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living’s 2021 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar.
Avon Nursing and Rehabilitation is celebrating its Director of Food and Nutritional Services, Wanda Cobb, for earning an award from the Rochester Area Employment Network in recognition of her ongoing efforts to hire and mentor individuals with disabilities in her Dietary Services department.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Hurlbut. As the matriarch of the Hurlbut family for many years, she was a loving, devoted wife to Robert H. Hurlbut (deceased) and a wonderful mother and mentor to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Rochester for more that 50 years, and her kind spirit and quick sense of humor brought great joy to those around her.
Learn more about the pandemic emergency plan for each community.
On June 17, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into Law Chapter 114 of the Laws of 2020 creating a new subdivision 12 to section 2803 of the Public Health Law.
On June 5, Hurlbut Care Communities hosted ‘Lights for Liberty’ at The Hurlbut. We welcomed all families and community members to come out and bring a candle to honor and remember all individuals who have lost their lives to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this event!
Nursing homes across the state and nation have been overwhelmingly, and disproportionately, affected by this virus and we’re heartbroken for all families who have lost loved ones.
Lucy, a Hornell Gardens resident since 2005, is 104 years young and has recently recovered from COVID-19!
Henrietta, an Avon Nursing and Rehabilitation resident since 2012, is 101 years young and recently beat COVID-19! Better known as ‘Hank’ by her friends and staff at Avon, she was able to recover due to her strength and resiliency, as well as the care of Avon’s committed and dedicated staff.
The New York State Department of Health has made attempts to support nursing homes with personal protective equipment, additional staffing, and more, however, to date, the NYSDOH’s efforts have been woefully ineffective.
To keep our residents and family members apprised of relevant nursing home news, we’ll be compiling and sharing in blog posts here on the website periodically.
I am a fierce advocate for resident dignity and privacy rights and am vehemently against releasing any information that would jeopardize it. The recently enacted HERDS survey, mandated by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) requires nursing homes to not only submit the number of test positive COVID-19 cases and fatalities, which we are complying with, but also the gender, race and initials of those individuals. The latter information directly violates The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, which regulates the sharing of Personal Health Information (PHI).
First and foremost, our healthcare heroes and staff care deeply about our residents and the families that we serve and make every effort to communicate with all those who inquire about the wellbeing of residents in our care. However, only family members who are a resident’s primary contact, power of attorney, or those on the approved contact list created by the primary contact/resident can be given personal health information. This is the law. We rely heavily on the primary contacts to keep their broader family updated, as is their right to do so as they see fit.
Albany, New York — Stephen Hanse, President and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) issued the following statement in response to rising number of COVID-19 outbreaks and fatalities in New York’s nursing homes and assisted living communities:
Hurlbut Care Communities has been adhering to the directive sent to all Nursing Homes in NYS on March 25, 2020 by New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) Advisory on Hospital Discharges and Admissions. This advisory requires that nursing homes accept residents with confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19 as long as they are medically stable.
Thank you to all those assisting in a coordinated effort to address the needs of seniors across the counties we operate. Your efforts, and that of all our healthcare heroes, working tirelessly day and night, assures me that we can overcome this crisis together.
For more than 50 years, the Hurlbut family has been providing compassionate care for seniors in the Rochester area. ROHM Services Corporation, the parent company for Hurlbut™ Care Communities, was founded in 1964 by the late Robert H. Hurlbut.
In recognition of his dedication, support and heartfelt care to the people we serve and who reside in our Hurlbut Care Communities, Robert W. Hurlbut was selected as this year's recipient of the Arc of Monroe County's 2017 Business Partner Award.
Father’s Day reminds us of all the things Dads pass down to their children — values, interests, talents, favorite teams, even a family business. Although, for some fathers, allowing their son to take the lead role in a company they founded can be a difficult pill to swallow. But not for Robert H. Hurlbut.
When you were growing up, your parents were there to take care of you. They were there when you fell off your bike, and you needed a bandage and a hug. They were there when you forgot something in Kindergarten and they brought you something you forgot or needed.