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.
CT politicians and abortion rights advocates noted the ruling means mifepristone remains legal and accessible nationwide.
For the third year in a row, the Judiciary Committee essentially ended debate on aid in dying in CT by declining to vote on the bill.
CT A.G. William Tong is part of a coalition challenging a ruling that would invalidate FDA approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.
CT lawmakers have advanced a raft of legislation that would expand access to birth control and maternal health services.
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.
As more CT residents choose elder care outside of nursing homes, advocates worry access to services for the aging will become more unequal.
Connecticut’s nursing homes, which have 20,000 residents, are facing pressure from all sides — financial, legal and internal.
Connecticut ranks 4th-highest in the nation in 85 and older population. The state’s network of support systems for seniors is struggling.
The Human Services Committee voted to advance the proposal, which would expand Medicaid to people under 19 of any immigration status.
An aid-in-dying bill has been proposed more than a dozen times in CT, never getting a vote. Advocates hope this is the year.
Dozens of advocates testified Thursday on a sweeping bill that would boost mandatory minimum staffing hours in CT nursing homes.