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Connecticut to No Longer House Psychiatric Patients in Nursing Homes

How does a state house psychiatric patients when the wards are few? Connecticut strategized by keeping them in a handful of nursing homes, but in one well-known instance – in 2003, a fire killed 16 in Hartford – this approach appeared to be putting the elderly at risk. As a result, a lawsuit filed by…

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Choosing the Right Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

It’s horrifying to discover the facility and staff you trusted to take care of your loved one violated his or her basic needs. But when this happens, your family member, as well as countless others in similar situations, requires justice. That begins by filing a report with the Department of Social Services to investigate the…

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Common Signs of Patient Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes

In Connecticut, it’s illegal to abuse a person who is 60 years of age or older, with “abuse” being an act or omission occurring at least two times that results in physical or serious physical injury. Individuals convicted of elder abuse may be sentenced up to 10 years in prison, be required to pay a…

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How to Avoid Negligent Nursing Homes in Connecticut

Few things are worse than finding a loved one being cared for at a nursing home has been abused, neglected, violated, or exploited in some way. While Connecticut itself consistently has nursing homes with five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), generally good performance is of little comfort when you find…

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How to Find a Qualified Nursing Home in Connecticut

The decision to seek care for a loved one – either temporary or long-term – is never an easy one to make. Beyond your own feelings for placing a family member in a nursing home, also called a skilled nursing facility, several factors come into play: What type of care is needed, where do I…

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