CT Nursing Homes Struggle to Meet Occupancy

As state initiatives keep more elderly and disabled residents in home and community settings, less are occupying nursing homes. Only 11 of the 230 licensed nursing homes in the state were full to capacity as of this spring (2013). Currently, almost one third of CT nursing homes have less than ninety percent occupancy rates and are seeing less patients with high-acute illnesses. Financial and quality concerns are growing at a time of shrinking Medicaid and Medicare funding.

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