A report from the State Department of Health found that COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut nursing homes reached their highest since August, over a two-week period in November.
Through May 2021, nearly 3,900 nursing home residents in Connecticut have died as a result of COVID-19 and over 14,000 others were infected. In response to these figures, Yale University recently released a report titled “We Were Abandoned: How Connecticut Failed Nursing Home Workers and Residents During The COVID-19 Pandemic”.
Nursing home staffing issues were a concern years before COVID-19 surfaced, particularly regarding the health, treatment and safety of the vulnerable individuals in a facility’s care.
When thinking about a slip and fall injury, you might envision an able-bodied adult slipping on a wet store floor, falling on ice-covered pavement or tripping down poorly maintained stairs. Yet among all age demographics, the elderly population experiences a high percentage of slip and fall injuries, including those in a nursing home or other care setting.
When it comes to opioid addiction, the common scenario involves someone who is prescribed the medication to recover from a major surgery or car accident, only to get hooked. It’s less common to associate opioid addiction with the elderly, let alone a nursing home patient.