Joyce Grayson, a home health nurse for Elara Caring, was murdered on October 28, 2023, in the home of a patient where she was providing services. Ms. Grayson was reported missing by a family member to the local police department. The family member was also able to track her last location to the home of a patient she was scheduled to visit at 8:00 a.m. on the day of her death. The patient resided at a halfway house for convicted sex offenders. Police have not yet formally identified a suspect in Ms. Grayson’s death.
This horrible news reminds us of steps that staff members and providers can take to protect their staff members:
The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed a law to increase protection for healthcare workers that does not include home care providers. Now, lawmakers are calling for an extension of the legislation to include home healthcare staff.
Martin Looney, President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut State Senate, told the CT Mirror: “More and more care is going to be provided in a home setting, which is generally a good thing. But if that is true, we need to make sure that the people who are providing that care are safe.”
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