An important bill addressing the staffing levels at Connecticut nursing homes is working its way through the state legislature. Nursing homes would have until May of 2009 to provide 4.2 hours of care per resident. That more than doubles the current 1.9-hour requirement and slightly exceeds a federal recommendation of 4.1 hours. The bill also calls for $9.5 million to be allocated to nursing homes to help them meet this new standard.
So it appears that more positive legislation is resulting from Haven Healthcare's recent fallout. Bravo!
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