Conn. Department of Social Services

Connecticut’s Department of Social Services has to implement time limits on a Medicaid program that helps some low-income people with brain injuries get job skills, in order to comply with guidelines from the federal government.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent out a memo to all 50 states in 2011 saying that “prevocational training” — or lessons in general skills, like dealing with people and time management, so people with brain injuries can get prepared for the workplace — should have a time limit.

The acting CEO of the embattled Norwalk anti-poverty agency NEON is refuting rumors that the agency is about to close. 

Robert Mislow

Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state.