Advocates mark 1 year of restrictions for visitors at CT nursing homes, long-term care facilities

It has almost been a year since the state restricted visitors to nursing homes and long-term care facilities because of COVID-19, and advocates marked it with signs on a lawn in Greenwich.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2021, 12:59 AM

Updated 1,171 days ago

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It has almost been a year since the state restricted visitors to nursing homes and long-term care facilities because of COVID-19, and advocates marked it with signs on a lawn in Greenwich.
There are over 100 signs discussing isolation and names of the people who died in nursing homes and those who are still feeling isolated.
Members of Connecticut Caregivers for Compromise and its supporters gathered in Greenwich Monday to demand answers.
"There hasn't been true access to residents. They haven't had an opportunity to have meaningful visits in all cases," says State Long Term Care Ombudsman Marade Painter.
The state lifted many of those restrictions last summer, and it left visitations up to each individual nursing care facility.
The state says nursing home deaths represent 50% of Connecticut's coronavirus-related deaths.


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