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Several Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Negligence in July and August

Two recent reports – one from the Register Citizen and another from the Hartford Courant — reveal that several Connecticut nursing homes were fined by the state Department of Public Health in July and August. Instances spurring investigations date back to 2013 and early 2014. In multiple cases, the aids and nursing staff had not…

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Waterbury, CT Nursing Home Fined for Multiple Instances of Negligence

CT Watchdog reported earlier in August that the Rosegarden Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury, CT received a $5,000 fine from the state Department of Public Health and is now required to hire a nursing home consultant. The website’s report is extensive. According to their statements, the fine and consulting requirement came as part of…

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Six More Conn. Nursing Homes Receive Department of Health Citations

Compared to other states, Connecticut’s quality of nursing care tends to be above average. Yet, the state Department of Health monitors the type and degree of treatment residents receive, from staff following up on a doctor’s orders to how well patients are watched. As a result, citations for failing to provide quality care in these…

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Federal Lawsuit Settlement Will Prevent the Mentally Ill from Being Kept in Conn. Nursing Homes

It has long been a national problem: Since institutions specifically serving the mentally ill began closing in the 1960s, more and more psychiatric patients have been moved into nursing homes. But the ramifications are negative from two angles: Psychiatric patients are in a living situation potentially violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, while the elderly…

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U.S. News and World Report Releases List of Nursing Home Warning Signs

U.S. News and World Report, putting out annual rankings and ratings, has served as a barometer for determining elderly care quality. To give guidance in this regard, the publication recently put out a list about the five traits of the worst nursing homes. While you can read the full report at the link above, their…

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