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On this page, you will find ongoing updates about the activities of 1199 members who work for nursing homes and hospitals in Connecticut.  Scroll below to read any current posts – and check back soon for updates!

The test of testing: Why is it so difficult to screen staffers?

The No. 1 priority of all skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic remains resident safety. That’s not even a question, as those operating SNFs serve a population that is in a high-risk age range, and in many …

Congratulations Apple of Uncasville on joining 1199!

Congratulations to the Employees at Apple Rehab of Uncasville on joining 1199!  #AmericaNeedsUnions #UnionStrong #UnionsForAll #ProtectAllWorkers Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Did …

As Lamont prepares to ease COVID restrictions, he will also explain how they could return

Gov. Ned Lamont is expected Thursday to ease pandemic restrictions further on business and other activities, despite modestly rising infection rates and an imminent flu season. But to advance Connecticut’s reopening in this climate, administration officials say, they have to …

All patients removed after Norwich nursing home COVID outbreak

NORWICH — The state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday it has ordered all patients to be removed from the Three Rivers Healthcare nursing home following an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Since July 24, DPH officials said, at …

Nursing homes plead to state government for additional financial relief due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing homes issued a dire warning Wednesday, with owners saying many of them could close without more help from Hartford. State leaders heard desperate pleas from facilities and the people who live there during a virtual hearing. At nursing homes, …

Nursing home workers ask Connecticut lawmakers for help as they prepare for a potential second wave of coronavirus infections

When Tanya Beckford was infected with COVID-19 while working at an assisted-living facility in Newington earlier this year, she told her children her last wishes. She did not know that people could survive the virus. Months later, she is alive …

‘We were used’: Hundreds of nursing home workers are laid off as financial crisis hits the facilities

Last spring, as coronavirus swept through Connecticut and the state’s nursing homes became ground zero for deadly outbreaks, nursing aide Gloria Duquette pushed aside her fear and continued showing up for her shifts. Duquette was working upward of 80 hours …

Family of Norwich Nursing Home Residents Raise Concerns; DPH Investigation Into Outbreak Continues

The Department of Public Health continues to investigate a COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Norwich. According to DPH, as of last Thursday 13 residents and two staff members at Three Rivers Healthcare tested positive for the virus. Several …

Frank Lalli the Health Care Detective™ : Mathematica Interim Report on COVID-19 Outbreak in Connecticut Nursing Homes

Bipartisan lawmakers yesterday slammed Gov. Ned Lamont’s $450,000 interim report on how his administration has failed to stop Covid-19 from killing 3,000 senior living residents so far – more than 10% of that vulnerable population – and what it needs …

Report finds CT long-term care facilities were not prepared for COVID-19

FOX61 has been aggressively covering the story of how COVID-19 has impacted longterm care facilities, their residents and their workers. Now, a new report sheds light on how it got so bad — so fast. Mathematica Policy and Research just …

One dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Norwich nursing home; state says at least 15 people infected

The state Department of Public health is investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a Norwich nursing home, where at least one resident has died and several are hospitalized after a supervisor returned from an out-of-state trip and tested positive when she …

Report offers clues to what went wrong in lethal COVID outbreak in nursing homes

COVID-19 hit nursing homes in the Northeast states particularly hard, but those living in Connecticut long term care facilities died more frequently than in any other state – a result of missteps by the state and a nursing home industry …

State extends funding for nursing home staff testing through October

State officials, who had planned to fund the broad testing of nursing home staff through Aug. 31, are extending their financial support through late October, pointing to the importance of identifying carriers of the virus and preventing further spread. Deidre …

Nursing home administrators offer mixed answers for COVID outbreaks, deaths

In a virtual hearing Tuesday, nursing home operators were grilled about why so many patients died of COVID-19. Nursing home operators said outbreaks were unavoidable. “The bad actor is the virus, and not anything nursing homes did, or didn’t, do,” …

‘Sad and tragic:’ Federal nursing home data show at least 3,400 staffers infected, 14 dead

One night in April, after coming off her shift at a Farmington nursing home, Chasity Williams started to feel sick. Her stomach hurt. She had trouble breathing. Her appetite vanished. In the days that followed, she began to vomit and …

Lamont Allows Reduced Testing Of Nursing Home Workers, Cites Changing Federal Guidance

State officials have announced that they’re scaling back COVID-19 testing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’s a policy shift that comes as a major union representing eldercare workers said 14 of its members died after contracting COVID-19. Earlier …

ICare Delegates Meeting – Tuesday 6/23

Join us for and ICare Delegates meeting Tuesday 6/23 at 5:30pm Time: Jun 23, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98369886893 Meeting ID: 983 6988 6893 One tap mobile +13126266799,,98369886893# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,98369886893# US (New …

Essential workers tell lawmakers they’re being denied workers compensation for COVID-19 because they can’t prove where they got the virus

As a shuttle bus driver at Yale New Haven Hospital, Denise Rogers constantly came in close contact with nurses and other health care workers as the coronavirus pandemic was spreading swiftly. She eventually contracted COVID-19 herself after spending all day …

Remembering Long-Term Care Workers & Clients Fighting COVID-19

Join us at Bushnell Park’s North Hill by the State Capitol as we remember and honor thousands of long-term care workers and residents/clients affected by COVID-19. Too many nursing home residents, home care consumers and group home clients have died …

Union representing nursing homes workers says state failed to protect workers and their patients

The president of the local union that represents nursing home workers said the state has treated them as if they “were invisible” as the deaths mounted in facilities across the state and that new laws are needed to protect them …