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.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has faced scrutiny for how nursing homes were run during the height of the pandemic.

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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.

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The governor has denied any wrongdoing.

CBSNewYork Team