About the Study

Press Release

8-19-13 – Future of County Nursing Homes in NYS Is in Jeopardy

An estimated 40% of the 33 counties outside NYC that own and operate homes are either selling their homes or indicate they are actively considering selling. For counties staying in the business, change is essential or their homes may not survive, according to a new statewide study conducted by CGR.

Study Partners

Author – CGR, Rochester, NY

The Center for Governmental Research is a leading provider of strategic management consulting to municipal, educational and nonprofit sector clients. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1915, specializes in the areas of government management, economics & public finance, education, and health & human services.

Project Director: Donald Pryor, Ph.D., CGR Director, Human Services Analysis

Project Manager: Erika Rosenberg, CGR Associate Director

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Funder – New York State Health Foundation, New York, NY

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is a private, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. Today, NYSHealth concentrates its work in three strategic priority areas: expanding health care coverage, improving diabetes prevention, and advancing primary care. The Foundation is committed to making grants; informing health care policy and practice; spreading effective programs to improve the health system; serving as a neutral convener of health leaders across the State; and providing technical assistance to its grantees and partners.

Support for the study was provided by NYSHealth. The views presented are those of the author and not necessarily those of the New York State Health Foundation or its directors, officers or staff.

Data Partner – LeadingAge New York, Albany, NY

The organization represents more than 600 public, nonprofit and other providers of long-term care in New York and maintains extensive data. LeadingAge provided, under CGR’s direction, objective historical data for CGR to analyze nursing home trends.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – OSCAR Database
  • NYS Department of Health – Cost Report; Minimum Data Set; Nursing Home Profile
  • HealthInsight – National Nursing Home Rankings
  • Office of the NYS Comptroller
  • Program on Applied Demographics at Cornell University
  • Surveys of County Leaders – conducted by CGR, first quarter, 2013
  • Surveys of County Nursing Home Administrators – conducted by CGR, first quarter, 2013

Note: Department of Health Cost Report & Minimum Data Set & CMS's OSCAR Data were organized for CGR analysis by LeadingAge New York.

Focus Group & Other Support

County Nursing Facilities of New York, Inc

An affiliate of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), the organization is the state association for county nursing facility administrators.