Elected Officials Release Statement Confirming Nursing Home Closure

Cabrini Nursing Home, 542 East 5th Street.

More now on the story we posted earlier this afternoon concerning the apparent demise of the Cabrini Nursing Home.  Citing a source, EV Grieve reported the home would be closing in four or five months.

The following statement was just released by State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Tom Duane, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, and Councilmember Margaret Chin. Here’s the full text:

We are deeply disappointed that Cabrini will be shutting its doors after two decades of service to its patients and the Lower East Side community. We collectively and aggressively worked to encourage the parties to reach a better conclusion, and believe they should have reached an agreement to keep Cabrini open in its current location until a new site became available. This is a terrible loss for the Lower East Side, and for the greater New York City community. We’re committed to working with Cabrini and the community to ensure a smooth and dignified transition for patients, their families, and Cabrini employees.

 

4 comments to Elected Officials Release Statement Confirming Nursing Home Closure

  • Jtorre363

    That’s not enough..

    You elected officials have failed… What is going to happen to our community.?^

  • Kwebster

    Smooth and dignified?..they are being kicked out of their homes…how do you do that smooth and dignified?
    The structures we have in place cannot do what needs to be done…wealth and greed determine every aspect of this city. There is no sanctuary, even for those in the last days, months and years of their lives.This is why the OWS movement is so important. 

  • Rm214pop

    these goverment officials didn’t do anything for the nursing home, they serve the greedy developer like ben shaoul! they don’t care for the elderly that’s been in the nursing home for more than ten years and no place to go! politics is the name of the game!

  • Rm214pop

    these goverment officials didn’t do anything for the nursing home, they serve the greedy developer like ben shaoul! they don’t care for the elderly that’s been in the nursing home for more than ten years and no place to go! politics is the name of the game!