Lawmakers adopted reforms aimed at boosting nursing home transparency, but passed on proposals surrounding staffing levels and patient care.
The legislation boosts transparency in nursing home finances, increases oversight of homemaker companion agencies and adds protections.
A former nurse’s aide at Western Rehabilitation Care Center has been charged with three counts of sex assault after a police investigation.
Quentin Williams’ blood alcohol level was 0.159%, and wrong-way driver Kimede Mustafaj’s was 0.137%, according to a state police investigation.
Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams and the wrong-way driver blamed for his death were legally drunk, officials familiar with investigation said.
A resident of Western Rehabilitation Care Center put a camera in their room. What they discovered started a DPH inquiry and criminal probe.
Several ambitious legislative proposals to reform nursing homes have hit a wall, hampered by funding and stunted by a lack of political will.
The closure of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, a 5-star facility, is partly due to a shift to home and community-based care, its owner said.
The narrowly tailored audit, launched in wake of the Kosta Diamantis scandal, noted a months-long gap in proper documentation of hazmat work
Hourly rates for CT public defenders haven’t increased since 2007, are lower than at other state agencies and are among the lowest in New England.
The shift away from long-term care facilities has exposed a home care industry that operates with little oversight.
People in nursing facilities have access to CT’s ombudsman program, which investigates complaints. But people being cared for at home don’t.
A requirement that two officers begin the process of seizing weapons would change under a bill approved by the Judiciary Committee.
As more CT residents choose elder care outside of nursing homes, advocates worry access to services for the aging will become more unequal.
Douglas Rogers, hired to replace Konstantinos Diamantis to steer CT’s school construction grant program, resigned after barely four months.