CT National Guard and CDC to Assist Dept. of Health with Inspection of CT Nursing Homes

CT National Guard and CDC to Assist Dept. of Health with Inspection of CT Nursing Homes

The Connecticut National Guard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be assisting the Department of Health in its inspection of nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state for COVID-19. Since more than 40 percent of the state’s coronavirus-related deaths have occurred within nursing homes, the intent of the partnership is to review all 215 of the state’s relevant facilities in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

During these visits, the agencies will look for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as which safety measures have been properly implemented.

Such safety measures, as directed under CDC guidelines, include employees and staff of these facilities wearing PPE, N95 facemasks, face shields, coveralls, and gloves. Additionally, these measures include isolating those positively identified for having COVID-19.

Recently, without notice, inspectors from the Department of Health visited Mystic Healthcare, a privately owned short-term rehabilitation center and long-term residential care facility with 60 beds, in order to ensure that it was in compliance with the guidelines and that it had a sufficient amount of PPE.

Carter Mario is Here to Help You

Carter Mario remains deeply committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of our elderly population. If you suspect that a loved one’s nursing home or care facility has been or is being negligent, it is essential that you have such behavior corrected and hold those responsible accountable. If we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to call our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at 203-876-2711. Additionally, current clients can access our client portal at any time to upload documents and to view any updates on their cases.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe.