A mentally ill woman who set a fire that killed 16 fellow patients at a Connecticut nursing home in 2003 is being transferred to a Rhode Island care center to be treated for multiple sclerosis.
Rocky Hill lawmakers today asked a General Assembly committee to put new regulatory hurdles in front of plans to open a nursing home for infirm prison inmates and mental patients.
Rocky Hill residents gathered at the state Capitol today, to call for an end to plans to house sick and elderly inmates and mental patients in their community.
Town resident Leslie Kerz opposes the plan.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by a nursing home company that asked for delay reinstating striking Connecticut workers.
In a court hearing, the town of Rocky Hill asked a judge to temporarily block any inmates or mental patients from moving into a vacant privately-owned nursing home in town.
Fire officials in Mystic say a broken sprinkler pipe flooded part of a local nursing home and forced care workers to relocate 25 residents.
About 700 staff members at five nursing homes in Connecticut are planning to walk out on the job, protesting labor concessions imposed by the New Jersey-based company that owns the facilities.
State health officials have fined a Danielson nursing home for failing to provide patients with prescribed doses of medication for heart disease, dementia and other conditions.