CT adopted some elder care reforms this year but passed on several others

June 15, 2023

With elder care in the spotlight this legislative session, lawmakers adopted key reforms aimed at boosting transparency in how nursing home managers spend taxpayer money and increasing oversight of the state’s more than 900 homemaker companion agencies. This year, one additional position was authorized to help home care residents. Mairead Painter, the state’s long-term care ombudsman, plans to start by extending services to people on the state’s waiver programs, such as those who participate in the Money Follows the Person initiative or the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. Read the full article.