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 fighting against Covid-19, while an already staggering death toll continues to climb. Tricia Neuman, senior vice-president of
The single-story red brick building looks unremarkable on the outside. But this nursing home in central Connecticut is now the site of a novel approach to protect the population most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Connecticut is among a handful of states to open COVID-19-only facilities that provide an environment specially designed to handle infected patients —
Janell Roberts was stunned when she opened a box of personal protective equipment shipped by the state Department of Social Services to her home care client last week. West Haven resident Michael Whelan has four aides, including Roberts, come to his home every day to help with all his needs including bathing and meal preparation.
Frank has chronicled his experience with the health care system in the New York Times op-ed piece “A Health Insurance Detective Story.” He has since become The Health Care Detective™ in a variety of publications and media outlets, including regular commentary on news and health for National Public Radio’s Robin Hood Radio. Throughout his thirty-plus years
Coalition Update: as of May 9, 2020 To All State Employee Unions: On May 1st, in response to questions about contractual raises due to state employees in the next fiscal year, Governor Lamont publicly stated his administration’s intent to meet with state employee leaders to ask that members “help with the pain we are all
As Connecticut looks to gradually reopen some businesses this month, public health care workers raised concerns Wednesday that the state could see a resurgence of coronavirus infections in the fall, leading some to suggest the opening could be too soon. “This is a game of attrition right now, and we may not be winning this
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.