Compare Nursing Homes

You can get and compare information about the quality, deficiencies identified in  inspections and staffing at  nursing homes.

You can contact the Department of Public Health complaint phone line by dialing: (860) 509-7400 or you can find additional information via the DPH website, Reporting a Complaint.

You can also contact the Long Term Care Ombudsman for your region of the state or by calling


Choosing a Nursing Home

Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one is a very important decision.  Consumers should always visit each facility they are considering and spend time touring the facility and talking with residents, families and staff members.


Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills.

Good health is important to everyone. If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy – and stay healthy.

Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law. Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to your health care providers. Depending on your state's rules, you may also be asked to pay a small part of the cost (co-payment) for some medical services.

Connecticut Nursing Home Bill of Rights

There is established a patients' bill of rights for any person admitted as a patient to any nursing home facility or chronic disease hospital. Complaints regarding violations of the patients' bill of rights should be made to the Long Term Care Ombudsman and the Department of Public Health.