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Negligence and Errors in Elderly Care

By Chick Pritchard Our elderly loved ones have a right to life, not merely existence. Sometimes, when we are no longer able to care for our loved ones, or they themselves, difficult decisions must be made. When we slowly accompany them through the doors of a Connecticut Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility, we all…

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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited for Death, Abuse, Negligence

CT Now, through a partnership with Connecticut Health I-Team, released the latest list of state nursing homes to be fined by the Department of Public Health. All incidents occurred in 2014. In one incident, a resident whose chronic constipation was supposed to be monitored for vomiting and abdominal discomfort died at the Ledge Crest Health…

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Camera Monitoring May Be Available in Some Nursing Homes

Not a week goes by that an atrocity committed in a nursing home doesn’t make it on the news. Patients end up assaulted, staff members don’t provide proper care, and negligence, often stemming from overloading workers, leads to the elderly wandering off, experiencing injuries, or not being fed and bathed. Negligence and abuse allegations often…

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Negligence, Lack of Training, Medication Errors Harm Over 30 Percent of Short-Term Nursing Home Patients

Last week, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a national report concerning care in nursing homes. NPR detailed the findings in a recent news article. With data gathered from 2008 to 2012, the study followed 653 Medicare beneficiaries who stayed in skilled nursing care facilities…

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CT Department of Public Health Fines More State Nursing Homes

Although the Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents offers some protection against retaliation against elderly patients, state facilities continue to be fined for negligence and other lapses in care. According to a recent report from the Hartford Courant, the state Department of Public Health fined five more nursing homes for various instances of negligence….

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