New Covid-19 Recovery Facility In Waterford Will Serve SE CT

Ellyn Santiago

WATERFORD, CT — Greentree Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waterford will house a 30-bed COVID-19 Recovery Facility, the state Department of Public Health announced Friday.

The new recovery facility will serve the Southeastern CT area taking admissions of individuals who are COVID-19 positive from hospitals and other congregate settings who need nursing level convalescent care.

Dubbed "CRFs," the recovery facilities were launched by the state during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring for the purposes of helping to free up hospital beds by discharging patients who are still COVID-19 positive but do not need hospital level care. It was later expanded to also admit patients who are COVID-19 positive nursing home residents in order to help skilled nursing facilities support infection control practices by cohorting residents appropriately during an outbreak of COVID-19.

With the addition of Greentree Manor, the state currently has five CRFs open statewide with a total capacity of 337 beds, with the ability to expand as needed to deal with any surge in COVID-19 cases or hospitalizations. The Operator of the Greentree Manor CRF will be Ryders Management, and the facility is expected to begin admitting its first patients next week.

CRFs in operation in Connecticut include the following locations and capacities:

Westfield Meriden, CT 90 beds
Quinnipiac Valley Wallingford, CT 32 beds
Riverside East Hartford, CT 89 beds
Torrington Torrington, CT 96 beds
Greentree Manor Waterford, CT 30 beds

This article originally appeared on the Waterford Patch