Luz Morales was working as a certified nursing assistant at RegalCare at Waterbury, a nursing home, when she fell ill with COVID-19. At home, her 70-year-old mother, Nicia, looked in on her. “I could see the concern in her soft brown eyes,” Morales recalls. “‘Como te sientes?’ she asked me. ‘Un poquito mejor,’ I answer.
Labor-based coalition urges Lamont, lawmakers to tax wealthy to fund ‘people’s recovery’ from pandemic
A coalition of labor leaders, progressive legislators and other activists upped the pressure Monday on Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly to tax Connecticut’s wealthy to preserve vital services coming out of the coronavirus pandemic. The “People’s Recovery” plan offered by the Bargaining for the Common Good coalition is centered on households earning more
HARTFORD, CT – Health care workers kept a safe distance from each other as they gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol Tuesday night to call on lawmakers to increase their pay and their rights in the workplace. “Nine months of sacrifice. Nine months of suffering. Nine months of fear. Nine months of
‘Personal caregivers do noble work — and are not adequately compensated’ – an OP-ED from the CT Mirror
We were all a little lonelier this Thanksgiving as COVID-19 means that visiting with friends and relatives is risky business. With the stress of working and living with the threat of this deadly virus running through our communities, we’ll be digging deeper to find the things for which we are grateful. As a 59-year-old man
We are extremely disappointed that the Department of Public Health was not able to step in earlier and do better to fix the problems observed at Three Rivers in Norwich. After nearly six months working with COVID-19 in Connecticut’s nursing homes, and after thousands of residents have passed away, Three Rivers is another example of
Last year, I came up from Florida to visit my 85-year-old mother in Middletown and decided it was time to stay. Mom had several strokes a number of years ago. Her right side is paralyzed and she suffers from dementia, which when I visited was getting worse. She kept saying how much she missed me.
‘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 many weeks between her two jobs at Kimberly Hall South in Windsor and Saint Mary
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 to do to prepare nursing homes for a second wave. Leading Democrats and Republicans alike
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 returned to work. State DPH spokesman Av Harris said 13 residents and at least two
When prison officials found Daniel Ocasio lifeless on his bunk last week at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center with a COVID-19 mask wrapped around his neck, he became the third incarcerated person to die by suicide in Connecticut this year. Ocasio, 32, had only been at the Montville prison a week when he died, unable to