Many skilled nursing and assisted living communities in New York State continue to struggle under current state guidelines and restriction. We are encouraging resident family members to advocate with us for a more reasonable, thoughtful approach to these policies. While progress is not always made on the issues as quickly as we would like, family advocacy is critical to the success we will see in the coming weeks. Keep making your voices heard, and thank you for your efforts!

Many skilled nursing and assisted living communities in New York State continue to struggle under current state guidelines and restriction. We are encouraging resident family members to advocate with us for a more reasonable, thoughtful approach to these policies. While progress is not always made on the issues as quickly as we would like, family advocacy is critical to the success we will see in the coming weeks. Keep making your voices heard, and thank you for your efforts!

You asked what you can do and who you can talk to about the holiday restrictions released by the New York State Department of Health. If you are frustrated by the State’s limitations placed on families and residents, the costs and availability of testing which families and residents are now subject to if they wish to share in the holidays, and/or the lack of recognition for the quality of life for our residents, you can contact your State legislators and the Governor’s office and urge them to have the State take a more reasonable approach to holiday visitation.

There are three ways to participate in advocacy efforts right now (link should will automatically download):

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Andrew Cuomo
(518) 474-8390
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Email

NEW YORK HOUSE

Andy Goodell
(716) 664-7773
2 E. Second Street
Fenton Building, Suite 320
Jamestown, NY 14701
Email

Tom Reed
(716) 708-6369
East 2nd St. Suite 208
Jamestown, NY 14701
Email

NEW YORK SENATE

George Borello
(815) 455-6330
2-6 E. Second Street
Fenton Building, Suite 302
Jamestown, NY 14701
Email

Urge Congress to Pass Coronavirus Relief Bill Now

Negotiations are continuing between Congress and the White House and we need Congress to act now for older adults. As the months have gone by, aging services providers have continued to care for and protect residents without needed relief from our federal government. ACT NOW by contacting your members of Congress.

We need Congress to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that will help providers who serve older adults. This may be our last chance for a relief package that funds PPE, testing supplies, and other essential services for all aging services providers before the end of the year.

Please share this message and contact information with family members waiting to see their loved ones - encourage them to contact Governor Cuomo today!

CONTACT US

For visits, call your Heritage community for visitation hours (if applicable). Click here for current visitation policies, fact sheets, and screening forms.

For advocacy questions and for general inquiries, please contact us at questions@heritage1886.org.

For press inquiries, please contact Melissa Anderson at manderson@heritage1886.org or (716) 338-1585.