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, COVID-19 cases may be down, but the suffering continues for the people who live there.
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 — but ravaged by the physical effects of COVID-19 and the psychological toll of pushing
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 people remain hospitalized and one person has since died. “I know that the infection is
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 released their preliminary report. The firm was paid $450,000 by the state. One legislator said
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
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 if the coronavirus were to return. During a conference call to discuss possible legislation that