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Eight More Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Negligence, Abuse

This week, the New Haven Register reported that the state Department of Health fined eight nursing homes for various negligence and abuse instances that occurred from January 2014 to the present. The eight homes included Norwichtown Rehabilitation and Care Center, Trinity Hill Care Center in Hartford, Village Crest Center for Health and Rehabilitation in New…

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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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