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 touched 33 elderly or disabled people in all six units at the sprawling, red-brick complex.
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‘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, April 19 of the highly-contagious coronavirus. News 8 first spoke with Bailey earlier this month
‘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 Friday. “Poor people, black people, Latino people, are denied the same level of care, the
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 a devastating number of deaths and cases,” said Dr. Richard Feifer, senior vice president and
For the past month or so, Leikish Nails has engaged in an elaborate ritual the minute she gets home from her shift at Touchpoints at Manchester, a skilled nursing facility that has seen four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses caused by COVID-19. She kicks her shoes off before she walks in, sprays them
Milford nursing home worker dies of COVID-19 after being on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis
Read the Story from The Hartford Courant HereAngeline Bernadel loved her job at West River Healthcare Center in Milford. But by mid-March, the 52-year-old nurse had become concerned about the new coronavirus, which was just beginning its grim race through nursing homes across the state. “She was panicked,” said her husband, Jean Bernadel. “She told
Listen to this morning’s edition of “Where We Live” on WNPR featuring #SEIU1199 President Rob Baril and Licensed Practical Nurse Rhoda Lawrence. #ProtectAllWorkers #CaregiversCount #GetUsPPE
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — They sound like soldiers, facing an enemy both invisible and treacherous. At the hospitals, they care for the sick and prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients. At the nursing homes, they try to protect their fragile residents against a virus that’s sickened and killed dozens of other elderly people. The nurses
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — The coronavirus statistics reflect social distancing may be working statewide, but there is a crisis happening in several nursing homes. State officials said 39 percent of homes have at least one positive coronavirus case. The state unveiled a plan to create dedicated nursing homes for coronavirus patients, but it still hasn’t
Video streaming conference on April 8th with SEIU 1199 NE President Rob Baril and nursing home workers who are risking their lives in the front lines. Healthcare workers and their patients are dying on the front lines due to lack of PPE. Please sign SEIU’s petition for PPEs: https://act.seiu.org/onlineactions/TnmmHcW33k-IQ5jSXEDdLg2