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Posted on: December 18, 2023

CNR Receives Federal Grant to Support Distance Learning and Telemedicine

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GENESEO, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2023 – The Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation will take a significant step forward in its ability to provide state-of-the-art training for employees and access to quality health care as United States Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the facility has been selected as a recipient of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program grant.

In total, the CNR will receive $95,519 as part of the grant, which will fund the implementation of a Learning Management System that will meet both an educational and medical component.  With the ability to customize content, assign specific coursework to employees, access innovative tools, offer trainings including personalized learning paths, utilize mobile applications and scenario-based learning, the CNR will be able to ensure that its employees are continually engaged with professional development opportunities.  Furthermore, through its Learning Management System, the CNR will be able to track performances, competencies and more in an effort to maintain the highest standards.            

“Through this grant, the CNR will continue to provide insightful, impactful training and professional development for its employees while also expanding our care-related capabilities and knowledge, which will allow us to better serve our residents,” said Shari Hutchison, Director of Long-Term Care at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.  “I’m incredibly grateful to the USDA for supporting our application and to the Livingston County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Ian Coyle for their continued belief in our mission to provide the highest quality services.”

In total, this project, which is one of just six from New York State to be selected, will deliver cutting-edge training and educational resources to roughly 300 employees and will be instrumental in ensuring that Livingston County, an aging community of nearly 62,000 residents located across 17 towns, has continuous access to outstanding quality health care and rehabilitation.

In addition, the funding will help to support the development of a speaker series that will allow the CNR to bring nationally-renowned professionals to the region who can present to the greater community on important health topics including Dementia/Trauma Informed Care, Customer Service, Palliative Care/Advanced Care Planning, Substance Abuse, Preventing caregiver/health care worker burnout and Aging.   As a result, the CNR’s speaker series will provide additional educational opportunities and access to the latest research and trends for health care professionals throughout Livingston County and the surrounding area.    

“As Livingston County’s only publicly-owned skilled nursing facility, the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s importance to the residents of Livingston County is immense,” Added David L. LeFeber, Chair of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors.   “Thanks, in part, to this grant, the CNR will begin implementing an efficient, modernized training platform that will aide in recruiting and retaining employees, provide continuing education and allow the facility to exceed industry requirements.”

A short drive from Rochester and situated atop a picturesque hill in a park-like setting in Mount Morris, the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation offers 24-hour skilled nursing services ranging from short-term, post-acute rehabilitative care to traditional long-term care. Residents receive care in a manner that addresses the needs of the individual. Recognizing the potential in every individual, the Center focuses on turning potential into ability, discomfort into comfort. It strives to promote an atmosphere with activities that involve friends, family, volunteers and pets to create a home-like environment for residents.

 

One of the most comprehensive facilities in the area, the Center offers various treatment methods and state-of-the-art healthcare options ranging from on-site dialysis, audiology, consulting podiatry, dentistry, speech therapy, ophthalmology, bariatric care occupational therapy, pharmacological services, hair care and more.

 

Learn more about various programs, outpatient services, career and volunteer opportunities, support services and more by visiting the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s website.  To speak to someone about admission, please call (585) 243-7200.

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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.

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