Current News and Press Releases

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Napoleon Bonaparte

2020

06/04 – Why are some nursing homes hit harder by COVID-19? Data offers clues – CT MIRROR

06/02 – New study will attempt to determine how widespread COVID-19 is in Connecticut – CT MIRROR

06/01 – COVID-19 Fatalities Slowing At Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities – CT NEWS JUNKIE

05/22 – Nearly 2,500 nursing home and assisted living facility residents have died from coronavirus in CT – CT MIRROR

05/21 – Another cornavirus casualty: shows for nursing home residents – CT MIRROR

05/20 – Statement of Matt Barrett, President and CEO of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities / Connecticut Center for Assisted Living (CAHCf/CCAL) and Mag Morelli, President of LeadingAge Connecticut on Governor Lamont’s Release of Findings of Deficiency in Infection Control in Nursing Home Homes – PRESS RELEASE

05/20 – State infection-control inspectors: 1-in-8 nursing homes have problems – CT MIRROR

05/17 – ‘We’re essential workers and we’re hurting right now’: Coronavirus is taking a devasting toll on nursing home employees – HARTFORD COURANT

05/15 – Five CT nursing homes, linked to as many as 77 coronavirus deaths, cited for inadequate plans – CT POST

05/14 – Coronavirus claims 276 lives in CT assisted living facilities – CT MIRROR

05/12 – Widespread testing has begun at nursing homes.  So far, staff are excluded – CT MIRROR

05/09 – CT struggling to detail coronavirus’ impact on assisted living centers – CT MIRROR

05/08 – Nursing Home Deaths, Cases Increase – CT NEWS JUNKIE

05/07 – Coronavirus-related deaths among nursing homes rise – at slowest rate in nearly a month – CT MIRROR

05/03 – Nursing home workers have stepped up every day – HARTFORD COURANT

05/03 – ‘It’s heartbreaking.’  Families of nursing home residents, workers struggle with new reality – CT MIRROR

05/02 – In nursing homes, strength of character is on display in the fight against coronavirus – HARTFORD COURANT

05/01 – Vast majority of CT pandemic deaths in past week were in nursing homes – NEW HAVEN REGISTER

05/01 – A visit outside a home where all the patients have COVID-19 – CT MIRROR

04/30 – Nursing home deaths account for 55% of CT coronavirus facilities – NEW HAVEN REGISTER

04/30 – Skilled nursing facility workers are heroes, too – CT MIRROR

04/28 – Connecticut nursing homes are filled with love and dedication, but more is needed to battle this pandemic – CT MIRROR

04/27 – Inside Connecticut’s ‘ground war’ against coronavirus at nursing homes – REUTERS

04/27 – Pandemic hit on nursing homes is a tragedy and a fight, not a scandal – NEW LONDON DAY

04/27 – CT delegation calls for federal intervention on coronavirus-related nursing home crisis – CT POST

04/27 – National Guard members join health officials in nursing home inspection efforts – CT MIRROR

04/24 – COVID-19 deaths among CT nursing home residents double since mid-April – CT MIRROR

04/24 – ‘Would this population of caregivers be treated differently if they were white, and male, and wealthy’ – CT MIRROR

04/23 – CT nursing homes that fail to report coronavirus cases could be fined – CT POST

04/23 – Lamont orders assisted living facilities, nursing homes to report daily on coronavirus – CT MIRROR

04/23 – Connecticut has a big gap in its efforts to track COVID-19 among seniors – assisted living centers – CT MIRROR

04/21 – More than 35 fatalities at one nursing home as state death toll tops 1,400 – CT MIRROR

04/20 – COVID-19 caused more deaths among CT nursing home residents than initially reported – CT MIRROR

04/19 – Daily coronavirus updates: Hospital cases in Connecticut continue to decrease slightly; Governors name seven-state council to re-start economy; Lamont increases funding, oversight for nursing homes – HARTFORD COURANT

04/18 – As Covid-Positive Nursing Homes Launch, Connecticut Workers Say They Need More Support – WNPR

04/18 – Nursing home owner speaks of bravery and sacrifice of his employees in a time of the COVID-19 emergency – CT MIRROR

04/18 – Nursing Home Workers, Owners Describe Heavy Toll of Virus – WASHINGTON TIMES

04/18 – Lamont plans ‘high outreach’ to coronavirus-plagued nursing homes – CT POST

04/17 – Statewide, one out of every 12 nursing home residents has tested positive for the disease, analysis shows – CTI MIRROR

04/17 – State releases data for coronavirus cases, deaths in CT nursing homes – WTNH

04/17 – Nursing homes face financial collapse without state aid, providers say – MCKNIGHT’S LONG-TERM CARE NEWS

04/16 – Joint Statement– In Battle to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic, We Must Support our Courageous Nursing Home Caregivers as State Releases New Nursing Home COVID-19 Data – CAHCF/CCAL and LeadingAge CT

04/16 – Senior care facility workers are frontline heroes too – THE HILL

04/16 – Amid calls for transparency, state releases nursing home data – CT MIRROR

04/16 – 1,713 COVID Cases and 375 Deaths At Nursing Homes – CT NEWS JUNKIE

04/16 – COVID-19-positive nursing home sites begin accepting sick residents – CT MIRROR

04/15 – Nursing homes caring for COVID-19 patients on brink of catastrophe if state doesn’t act, industry leaders warn – CT MIRROR

04/14 – With 16 coronavirus deaths, East Haven’s Whispering Pines nursing home isn’t an anomaly – NEW HAVEN REGISTER

04/10 – Don’t leverage a crisis to push forward complicated proposals – HARTFORD COURANT

04/09 – New state plan for nursing home tests, isolation facilities could have a big impact on COVID-19 spread  CT MIRROR

04/07 – NJ (sic CT) ‘heading for… disaster’ despite COVID-19 funding package  MCKNIGHT”S LTC NEWS

04/02 – Nursing home move hits snag – JOURNAL INQUIRER

04/01 – Lamont names potential sites for nursing home residents with coronavirus – CT MIRROR

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