Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I- Batavia) today spoke about a recently-filed lawsuit against The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Albion, by Attorney General Letitia James. "The Villages'' has been accused of financial fraud that has caused significant harm and neglect to its residents. This lawsuit has brought to attention companies that take advantage of New York state's Medicaid program, and the need for better oversight on hospice care facilities.
"This alleged behavior by people who are responsible for the protection of our elderly must not be tolerated in our state," Hawley said. "Our older generations have had to deal with tremendous pressure for the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue places unnecessary stress on our citizens who deserve our utmost respect and continued protection. My office will certainly keep a watchful eye on nursing homes in our district to ensure the safety of New York's elderly population. Our office will continue our steadfast support of residents, families & employees of nursing home concerns, as we did during the Pandemic."