Nursing Homes & Hospitals

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!

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 …

Most Nursing Home Workers in New Survey Say ‘Life is at Risk’ Daily From Coronavirus

More than three months after a nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., became the center of the country’s first coronavirus outbreak, a majority of nursing home workers believe they’re risking their lives on the job and that their employers are not doing enough to protect …

Some Nursing Homes Get Virus Aid But Don’t Pay Infected Workers

Renee Morgan, a housekeeper at a nursing home in St. Louis, caught Covid-19 in late April and considered herself lucky. Her case was mild. Her quarantine wasn’t. Morgan, 57, was stunned to learn that her employer, Blue Circle Rehab and …

Nursing Homes Fought Federal Emergency Plan Requirements for Years. Now, They’re Coronavirus Hot Spots.

On Dec. 15, 2016, the nation’s largest nursing home lobby wrote a letter to Donald Trump, congratulating the president-elect and urging him to roll back new regulations on the long-term care industry. One item on the wish list was a …

Federal Workplace Safety Officials Investigate Three Connecticut Nursing Homes

Federal workplace safety inspectors are investigating the death or hospitalization of at least three Connecticut elder care workers due to complications from COVID-19. The investigations come as union officials say at least six unionized nursing home employees have died from …

‘We’re essential workers and we’re hurting right now’: Coronavirus is taking a devastating toll on nursing home employees

With the coronavirus tearing through the Chelsea Place Care Center in Hartford, Cassondra Diaz was careful to take precautions. She always wore a mask, even though she worked as a bookkeeper in the front office, not providing direct care to …

Nursing home workers say they’re still not getting enough PPE

Nursing home workers lined the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, demanding PPE. They say their companies are not providing enough of it and want the state to step in. The Grimes Center Currently has 31 percent of their residents …

US nursing homes seek legal immunity as Covid-19 spreads ‘like brushfire’

The US nursing home industry is clamoring for legal immunity during the coronavirus pandemic, even as horror stories from hard-hit facilities enrage families, consumer advocates and the American public. Healthcare organizations insist liability protections are essential for under-resourced nursing homes …

Widespread testing has begun at nursing homes. So far, staff are excluded

Widespread testing at nursing homes across Connecticut has begun, part of a push by Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to curb the spread of COVID-19 among one of the state’s most vulnerable populations. But operators at some of the homes said Tuesday that …

PPE For Nursing Homes During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Nursing Homes Hit Hard By COVID-19 Had More Staffing, Infection control problems before pandemic

Last summer – months before the novel coronavirus began its deadly race across Connecticut – dozens of residents at a Waterbury nursing home started wheezing. Some had trouble breathing. Others became congested. The “respiratory outbreak” at Abbott Terrace Health Center …

‘Don’t tell me I killed my mom’: Nursing home CNA says she contracted coronavirus at work, passed it along to her mother who died

WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — A nursing home worker says she believes she caught coronavirus at work and passed it along to her mother who later died of the virus. Certified Nursing Assistant Francene Bailey says her mother, Hazel, died Sunday, …

‘Would this population of caregivers be treated differently if they were white, and male, and wealthy?’

The federal and state response to COVID-19 in nursing homes is riddled with economic — and racial — inequities that are taking a greater toll in deaths and illnesses than government officials have disclosed, Connecticut’s largest healthcare workers’s union charged …

A Connecticut nursing home, Kimberly Hall North in Windsor, has had 35 deaths due to coronavirus outbreak

There have been 35 deaths from COVID-19 at Kimberly Hall North nursing home in Windsor, nearly four times the state’s official number for the facility, as the coronavirus continues to decimate elderly residents of Connecticut’s long-term care facilities. “There’s truly …