ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A public hearing will be held Tuesday in Albany on the challenges facing New York’s nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care programs.
A State Senate committee will hear testimony on staffing shortages and how the pandemic has affected care.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Casts Doubt On Independent Investigators Hired To Probe Misconduct Allegations; ‘New Yorkers Will Be Shocked’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has faced scrutiny for how nursing homes were run during the height of the pandemic.READ MORE: Justice Department Won’t Open Civil Investigation Into COVID Response At Nursing Homes In 3 States
Last week, the Justice Department declined to investigate whether admitting COVID-positive patients contributed to nursing home deaths. The U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn is still investigating.MORE NEWS: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Under Investigation For Nursing Home Deaths, Sexual Harassment Allegations
The governor has denied any wrongdoing.