Among 215 nursing homes in CT, 83 (39%) have had at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. A
total of 660 nursing home residents with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 have been identified
of whom 188 (28%) were hospitalized and 99 (15%) have died.

In light of the surge, Governor Lamont announced a partnership with Connecticut’s long-term care facilities to collaborate on a medical surge plan that includes the establishment of COVID-19 recovery centers in nursing homes to accept patients who can be discharged from acute care hospitals, but are still impacted by COVID19 infection.

So far, at least four such recovery centers will be opened in Torrington, Bridgeport, Meriden, and Sharon that will make available more than 500 new beds for COVID-19 patients.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is also working with hospitals to ensure that more patients can be tested while they are hospitalized in order to receive the two negative COVID-19 test results 24 hours apart that are needed in order for a patient to be discharged to a general long-term care facility.

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There are currently more than 2,000 available beds in long-term care facilities that could be occupied by patients currently hospitalized who could be discharged when they get their negative COVID-19 tests.

“Residents of long-term care facilities represent our most vulnerable population during this pandemic, as the virus can spread quickly within the enclosed environment such as a nursing home,” Public Health Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell said.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to make sure our nursing home residents get the care they need and that nursing home staff are protected with enough equipment. These new COVID-19 recovery centers will provide hundreds of new beds for COVID-19 care all over the state, and this will help to make hospital beds available to absorb the surge of hospitalizations we anticipate in the next couple of weeks.”

The Connecticut Department of Social Services and the Office of Policy and Management have determined a specific payment rate of $600 per day for the COVID-19 recovery centers, and additional payments of 10% across the board for all nursing homes in Connecticut during the course of the pandemic.

“This plan will assist our long-term care facilities and dedicated staff in their continuing efforts to protect residents and themselves from the spread of COVID-19,” Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford said.

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“By establishing facilities with a special focus on the care of individuals with COVID-19 and providing necessary funding, we will support the state’s overall medical surge response. This recognizes the additional costs being experienced by the industry at large. DSS is proud to support the Governor Lamont, our fellow state agencies, and key partners in this crucial initiative.”

Athena Health Care systems is one of the first private Connecticut nursing home providers to partner with the state on the effort to open up COVID-19 recovery centers.

Larry Santilli, president and CEO of Athena Health Care Systems, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented incredible and unprecedented challenges to the state. I am glad that Athena Health Care Systems is in a position to answer the state’s call for assistance at this critical time.”

“The true heroes in this battle are the amazing teams at Sharon and Northbridge Health Care Centers, as well as the new teams assembling in Torrington and Meriden. These centers can provide nearly 500 beds of post-acute care, providing much needed support to our state’s acute care hospitals during the impending surge.”

Connecticut Long-Term Care Ombudsman Mairead Painter said, “Throughout this pandemic the governor, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, has had to make difficult decisions. I am thankful that they have kept the rights of residents, including the right to appropriate medical care, at the forefront of this decision making.”

The following is an up-to-date list of every nursing home in Connecticut with residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 4/8/2020:

TownNursing Home
BethelBethel Health Care Center
BloomfieldBloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
BloomfieldCaleb Hitchcock Health Center
BloomfieldTouchpoints at Bloomfield
BranfordBranford Hills Health Care Center
BridgeportJewish Living Center
BristolCountryside Manor of Bristol
BristolSheridan Woods Health Care Center
CantonCherry Brook Health Care Center
ChesterAaron Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation
DanburyGlen Hill Center
DanburySaint John Paul II Center
DanburyWestern Rehabilitation Care Center
East HartfordRiverside Health & Rehabilitation Center
East HavenApple Rehab Laurel Woods
East HavenWhispering Pines
EnfieldParkway Pavilion Health and Rehabilitation Center
FairfieldCambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
FairfieldCarolton Chronic & Convalescent
FairfieldLudlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation
FarmingtonTouchpoints at Farmington
GlastonburyGlastonbury Health Care Center
GreenwichGreenwich Woods
GreenwichNathaniel Witherall
GuilfordGuilford House
HamdenArden House
HamdenHamden Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
HartfordChelsea Place
HartfordTrinity Hill Care Center
LitchfieldLitchfield Woods
ManchesterCrestfield Rehabilitation Center
ManchesterManchester Manor Health Care Center
ManchesterTouchpoints at Manchester
MeridenCurtis Home
MiddletownMiddlesex Health Care Center
MiddletownWater’s Edge Center for Health & Rehabilitation
MilfordGolden Hill Rehab Pavilion
MilfordWest River Rehab Center
NaugatuckGlendale Center
New BritainGrandview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
New CanaanWaveny Care Center
New HavenGrimes Center
New LondonHarbor Village
NewingtonBel Air Manor
NewingtonNewington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center
North HavenMontowese Health & Rehabilitation Center
NorwalkAutumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk
NorwalkCassena Care at Norwalk
PlainvilleApple Rehab Farmington Valley
PortlandPortland Care and Rehabilitation
RidgefieldLaurel Ridge Health care Center
Rocky Hill60 West
Rocky HillApple Rehab Rocky Hill
SeymourShady Knoll Health Center
SharonSharon Health Care Center
SheltonApple Shelton Lakes
SheltonBishop-Wicke Health and Rehabilitation
SheltonGardner Heights Health Care Center
SimsburyMcLean Health Center
SouthingtonSummit at Plantsville
Stafford SpringsEvergreen Health Care Center
StamfordEdgehill Health Center
StamfordLong Ridge Post-Acute Care
StamfordSt. Camillus Center
StamfordThe Villa at Stamford
StratfordLord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
SuffieldSuffield House
TorringtonRegal Care at Torrington
TorringtonWolcott Hall Nursing Center
TrumbullMaefair Health Care Center
TrumbullSt. Joseph’s Center
VernonFox Hill Center
WaterburyAbbott Terrace Health Center
WaterburyRegal Care at Waterbury
WaterburyWaterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation
WaterfordBayview Health Care
West HartfordHebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation
West HartfordSaint Mary Home
West HartfordWest Hartford Health and Rehabilitation Center
WiltonWilton Meadows Health Care Center
WindsorKimberly Hall North
WindsorWindsor Health and Rehabilitation Center
WoodbridgeThe Willows

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