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The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) have released a report with data showing some positive points about the...
50,000 rapid antigen tests are being distributed to all nursing homes in the state.
Connecticut Hospital Association announces similar mandate.
The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee released a report finding that there is “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed acts of sexual harassment as had been alleged, along with other instances of misconduct while in office.
As a result, 58% of nursing homes said they are limiting new admissions and 78% of nursing homes and 61% of assisted living communities feared their workforce challenges might force them to close.
Certified nursing assistants and dietary staff were among the highest levels of staff resignations.
Most nursing home employees will see an increase in their wages to at least $20 per hour.
“RegalCare operator Eliyahu Mirlis should not be allowed to run any nursing homes in Connecticut and he should be banned altogether from the health care business," declares union president Rob Baril.
The union representing the nursing home workers said state's proposal failed to “lift nursing home workers out of poverty and improve staffing numbers for direct care services."
The union maintains that workers at 51 nursing homes have remained on the job so far despite their contracts having expired on March 15.
"We don’t always agree," Kelly (R-Stratford) says of Gov. Ned Lamont. "I don’t expect for us to always agree, but as long as discussions can be held in a candid and frank way, we can work together."
In addition, the Lamont administration "still unbelievably does not have a plan for a second wave and only now is organizing this working group," says State Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Aging Committee.
The move follows a newly issued directive from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In Fairfield County there have been 18,385 confirmed and 750 “probable” cases, along with 1,103 confirmed and 314 probable deaths related to the virus.