CT Mirror Series: As needs continue, prices rise, state contribution falls

By: Paul Marks,Special to CTMirror.org
August 9, 2018

Last year Ed Harrison had hip replacement surgery, and before long he was walking on his left leg again. Then all of a sudden he wasn’t. Harrison fell and broke his leg in two places and wound up back in the hospital, then in a Groton nursing home and rehab center for recovery.

When his treatment there ended, the 59-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, who served during the Desert Storm era of the 1990s, had no home to return to.

He took advantage of the “respite” care that the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London offers to those without a home who have left a medical facility and require continuing care that typically would be provided by a visiting nurse, spouse or other family member.

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