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Napoleon Bonaparte

2020

03/30 – Connecticut Prepares For COVID-19 Surge – CT NEWS JUNKIE

03/30 – Nursing home leaders outline possible sites dedicated to coronavirus-positive residents – CT MIRROR

03/30 – State to establish COVID-19 only nursing homes to try and stop spread of coronavirus – HARTFORD COURANT

03/26 – Nursing home officials bristle at Lamont suggestion to send hospital patients to nursing facilities – CT MIRROR

03/26 – The state doesn’t track how many nursing home workers have coronavirus.  That has fueled concern about transmission and staffing. – HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL

03/13 – Connectuct Nursing Home Workers On Coronavarius: ‘We Need A Better Plan In Place’ – WNPR

03/12 – Coronavirus Stresses Nursing Home Infection-Control Practices – CONNECTICUT HEALTH INVESTIGATIVE TEAM

03/11 – Connecticut nursing home operators worry about lack of critical supplies to deal with coronavirus outbreak – HARTFORD COURANT

03/10 – CT nursing homes directed to limit visitors amid coronavirus concerns – HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL

03/09 – Connecticut hospitals experiment with ‘drive through’ testing, roll out 24-hour call centers to help patients manage coronavirus at home – HARTFORD COURANT

03/09 – DPH restricts visitation at nursing homes due to coronavirus – NEW HAVEN REGISTER

03/05 – CT nursing homes brace for potential “very severe” effect of coronavirus – CT POST

03/05 – Long-term care facilities urged to take precautions – JOURNAL INQUIRER

03/02 – Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities – KAISER HEALTH NEWS

02/19 – Audit finds poor performance by state’s Medicaid transportation broker, including cancer patient who waited 5 hours for pickup – HARTFORD COURANT

2019

09/17 – Nursing home officials still concerned about Medicaid cuts – JOURNAL INQUIRER

09/12 – Lamont gives nursing homes a temporary reprieve – CT MIRROR

09/11 – Questions About Nursing Home Rate Changes Linger – CT NEWS JUNKIE

09/10 – Fight over nursing home funding intensifies – CT MIRROR

09/06 – Lawmakers Asked To Reconsider Medicaid Calculation For Nursing Homes – CT NEWS JUNKIE

09/05 – Senate GOP wants special session on nursing homes – CT MIRROR

09/05 – Senate Republicans call for special session to reverse cuts to nine nursing homes, fearing closures, layoffs, displaced residents – HARTFORD COURANT

08/22 – Concerns increase over fate of nine high-vacancy nursing homes targeted for Medicaid cuts – HARTFORD COURANT

08/22 – As trend shifts to in-home care, Connecticut cuts funding to nine nursing homes with high vacancy rates – HARTFORD COURANT

07/12 – Lawmaker requests audit of Veyo – CT NEWS JUNKIE

07/11 – Veyo adds 28 vehicles to medical transportation fleet – CT MIRROR

06/19 – 48% Of Nursing Homes Rated Above Average For Staffing, Under New CMS Rankings – CONNECTICUT HEALTH INVESTIGATIVE TEAM

06/09 – Connecticut nursing home industry faces double-edged sword – NEW HAVEN REGISTER

05/21 – Lamont Administration Offers Nursing Home Workers Pay Increase – CT NEWS JUNKIE

05/20 – Lamont backs nursing home rate increases – CT MIRROR

05/15 – Senate approves bill requiring nursing homes to disclose staffing levels – CT MIRROR

05/10 – Blair Manor bill unanimously passes Senate – MANCHESTER JOURNAL INQUIRER

05/06 – Minimum wage proposal vexes Connecticut nursing home – CT MIRROR

05/05 – Short-staffed nursing homes see drop in Medicare ratings – CT MIRROR

04/24 – 54% of middle-income seniors could need housing, care help by 2019, NIC-funded study finds – MCKNIGHT’S SENIOR LIVING

04/20 – Nursing home workers have the superior claim – MANCHESTER JOURNAL INQUIRER

04/12 – Veyo boasts improved operations, fewer patient complaints – CT MIRROR

04/12 – No work stoppage yet, but even a strike vote has its costs – CT MIRROR

03/04 – Nursing Homes Are Closing Across Rural America, Scattering Residents – NEW YORK TIMES

02/20 – Lamont’s health budget vs Connecticut hospitals – CT MIRROR

02/07 – Senate Dems offer nursing home staffing bill – CT MIRROR

01/15 – Severely mentally ill residents: A ‘perfect storm’ creates a SNF wave – MCKNIGHT’S LONG-TERM CARE NEWS