Judge asked to shutter nursing home in Connecticut

A nursing home in Waterbury, Conn., which is costing the state almost $1 million every month to keep open, may soon shutter, according to an Aug. 3 CT Mirror news report.

On behalf of the state, Katharine Sacks, an attorney who was appointed receiver of the home in 2019, asked Superior Court Judge Claudia Baio to close down Waterbury Gardens completely. She cited staffing shortages and continued cash flow challenges.

There are 28 residents living in Waterbury Gardens and almost two-thirds of them are asking the judge to keep the facility open, as is the union that represents many of the employees.

The facility is "no longer financially viable," Ms. Sacks told the judge, noting that the building is not fit for sale because of the nearly $3 million in improvements, including a "large mold remediation project," that would be required to make it habitable.

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars