ALBANY - "Maybe some nursing homes are better but do we really want to roll the dice," asked Renee Barchitta.
Barchitta addressed Albany County legislators Monday night, urging them not to privatize the Albany County nursing home.
She fears that her mother, who has lived there for seven years, will not get proper love and care from a for-profit company.
"Private nursing homes open and close, it all depends on how much money they make, that's the bottom line," she said.
Lawmakers listened to a several dozens speakers arguing for or against privatization. County Executive Dan McCoy wants to lease the 250-bed facility to Upstate Services Group, saying it will save taxpayers a million dollars a month.