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State investigating Auburn nursing home: Worker who shared video on Facebook quits before being fired

The New York State Department of Health is investigating a video that shows a nurse appearing to be asleep while standing and working at the Auburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center last weekend.


Officials confirmed the investigation and stated that it is a top priority to hold nursing homes accountable for the quality of care they provide. They stopped short of sharing additional information about the case, but noted members of the community or family of residents could contact the state with their concerns.

The nursing home, which has 92 beds and is located at 85 Thornton Ave., is also conducting its own investigation into the matter.


The video was recorded and posted on Facebook by a certified nursing assistant, Alexxis McNeil, who was told by the nursing home’s HR department that sharing the video publicly violated the federal law restricting the release of medical information. She was told that she would be fired, and quit before it could happen.