CT inspectors found residents at the Athena-owned nursing home left in their beds for hours and in unsanitary conditions.
The nursing homes asked for $193 million more to help sustain struggling elder care facilities. But legislators want more transparency.
The finding indicated that CT officials found conditions at the Newtown nursing home that could cause serious harm or death.
Athena Health Care Systems, one of the biggest long-term care providers in CT, has come under scrutiny in three New England states.
The order goes into effect Saturday. Nursing homes will have COVID tests available on site.
Thursday’s guidance puts additional pressure on nursing homes as cases rise sharply and staffing issues persist, providers said.
With less than 30% of nursing home staff having received a booster shot, some providers are considering a booster mandate.
Just over one-in-five nursing home staff who were eligible for COVID booster shots had received one by Nov. 21.
New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts adopted policies setting requirements for how much nursing homes must spend on resident care.
The state has fined 26 providers a combined $221,000 for not reporting their vaccination rates by the deadline.
While the overall vaccination rate among residents remains high, rapid turnover has some facilities reporting rates as low as 66%.
The state has fined the nursing home’s owners for failing to protect residents and staff from the convicted rapist.
Officials are investigating how many long-term care workers got COVID-19 vaccine exemptions from a doctor accused of handing them out.
The vaccine mandate for nursing home workers goes into effect three days before Lamont’s emergency powers are set to expire.
As the Delta variant spreads, people who rely on home care are increasingly concerned about whether the workers are inoculated.