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Certificate of Need (CON)

Public Hearing

Updated 3/26/2021

Certificate of Need Public Hearing

Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT

Pursuant to Sections 17b-352 and 17b-353 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Department of Social Services is holding a public hearing on a Certificate of Need request for the above facility.

Applicant:        Masonicare Health Center

Town:                Wallingford, CT

Docket #:          21-706

Request:           Certificate of Need request for the reduction of licensed beds

Masonicare Health Center is requesting to reduce 97 licensed nursing home beds (from 357 to 260 beds) by converting four person rooms to semi-private rooms (24 beds) and to convert semi-private rooms to private rooms (73 beds). The Applicant’s letter of intent indicates the request is due to a reduction in census at the nursing home and that no resident would be involuntarily discharged or moved to reduce beds.

Interested persons who wish to present their views or concerns regarding this Certificate of Need request may do so at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 commencing at 10:00 am. Due to the public health emergency, the public hearing will not be in person but take place virtually via Microsoft Teams and by conference call.  Please use the link below to access the Department of Social Services web page where you will find ability to join the Public Hearing by Microsoft Teams or by conference call:  http://www.ct.gov/dss/CON-hearing

If you are not able to participate in the public hearing, written comments regarding this Certificate of Need application may be submitted to the Hearing Officer. Please submit your comments by e-mail to con-ratesetting.dss@ct.gov or mail your comments on or before April 23, 2021 to:

Hearing Officer

                                                                        Reimbursement and Certificate of Need

                                                                        Department of Social Services

                                                                        55 Farmington Avenue

                                                                        Hartford, CT  06105

 

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Public Hearing

Updated 3/8/2021

Certificate of Need Public Hearing
Livewell (formally The Alzheimer’s Resource Center) in Plantsville, CT

Pursuant to Sections 17b-352 and 17b-353 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Department of Social Services is holding a public hearing on a Certificate of Need request for the above facility.

Applicant:        Livewell (formally The Alzheimer’s Resource Center)

Town:                Plantsville, CT

Docket #:          21-705

Request:           Certificate of Need request for the reduction of 64 licensed beds

Interested persons who wish to present their views or concerns regarding this Certificate of Need request may do so at a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 commencing at 9:00 am. Due to the public health emergency, the public hearing will not be in person but take place virtually via Microsoft Teams and by conference call.  Please use the link below to access the Department of Social Services web page where you will find ability to join the Public Hearing by Microsoft Teams or by conference call:  http://www.ct.gov/dss/CON-hearing

If you are not able to participate in the public hearing, written comments regarding this Certificate of Need application may be submitted to the Hearing Officer. Please submit your comments by e-mail to con-ratesetting.dss@ct.gov or mail your comments on or before April 6, 2021 to:

Hearing Officer

                                                                        Reimbursement and Certificate of Need

                                                                        Department of Social Services

                                                                        55 Farmington Avenue

                                                                        Hartford, CT  06105

 

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Updated 11/30/2020: Certificate of Need Public Hearing - Genesis Healthcare 

Pursuant to Sections 17b-352 and 17b-353 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Department of Social Services is holding a public hearing on a Certificate of Need application for the reduction of all licensed nursing care home beds at several Connecticut nursing homes owned by Genesis Healthcare.

Applicant:                       Genesis Healthcare

Docket Number:             20-713

Request:                           Certificate of Need request for the reduction of licensed beds

Genesis Health Care has filed a Letter of Intent for a Certificate of Need requesting the reduction of licensed nursing home beds at the following Connecticut nursing facilities:

Name                                 Address                                                          Current              Reduction   Proposed

Kimberly Hall South          1 Emerson Drive, Windsor, CT                              180                70          110

Fox Hill Center                   1253 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT                    150                30          120

Groton Regency                 1145 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT                        162                32          130

Meriden Center                 845 Paddak Avenue, Meriden, CT                        130                15             115

Arden House                      850 Mix Avenue                                                    360                89          271

Village Green of Bristol     23 Fair Street, Bristol, CT                                      120                25                95

Quinnipiac Valley Center  55 Kondracki Drive, Wallingford, CT                    180                26          154

 

Interested persons who wish to present their views or concerns regarding this Certificate of Need request may do so at a public hearing to be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 commencing at 10:00 am. The public hearing will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams. Please use the link below to the Department of Social Services web page where you may access the Microsoft Teams link to the Public Hearing and the conference call phone number. It may be necessary to download the Microsoft Teams application.

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Written comments regarding this Certificate of Need application may be submitted to the Hearing Officer by e-mailed to con-ratesetting.dss@ct.gov or by mail to:

Hearing Officer – Genesis Healthcare

                                                          Reimbursement and Certificate of Need

                                                          Department of Social Services

                                                          55 Farmington Avenue

                                                          Hartford, CT  06105

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Senior Philanthropy of Westport LLC d/b/a Westport Rehabilitation Complex: 

 

Update 9/15/2020: The Public Hearing for Senior Philanthropy of Westport LLC d/b/a Westport Rehabilitation Complex  was held on September 11, 2020. The audio of the public hearing may be accessed through the link below.  Please email any questions regarding the Certificate of Need Application to con-ratesetting.dss@ct.gov

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The public hearing for Senior Philanthropy of Westport LLC d/b/a Westport Rehabilitation Complex  will take place on Friday September 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Due to the public health emergency, the public hearing will not be in person but take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. You may need to download the Microsoft teams app in order to participate in the Public Hearing.

Conference Call Number: 1-860-840-2075

Conference ID: 262 012 535#

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