Multiple Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Lapses in Care

The Hartford Counrant reported recently that multiple Connecticut nursing homes were fined by the state Department of Public Health for lapses in care. All citations occurred over the fall and winter in 2013, although the incidents themselves occurred earlier in the year. The range of incidents spanned from negligence, with injuries to the resident occurring,…

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Connecticut Enacts Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents

Patient safety in nursing homes has turned into a hot-button issue, and the state of Connecticut implemented a strategy this week to give residents more rights and better protection against retaliation. Reported by WTNH, the state’s Bill of Right for Nursing Home Residents, enforced by the Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP), came about…

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Is Negligence in Nursing Homes Increasing?

Is nursing home negligence on the rise, or is the media simply paying greater attention? Based on recent news stories from Frontline and Salon.com, more light has been shed on extreme negligence in assisted living facilities across the country, and the lawsuits that followed, at the same time corporate policies, from buying up independent homes…

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Changes Possibly Coming to Connecticut Nursing Homes

In 2003, a fire in a Hartford nursing home killed 16 residents, but because of a dispute regarding funds available from the facility’s professional liability policy, the trial has yet to begin even after 10 years. In response to this incident, a recently-proposed bill awaiting a signature from Governor Malloy could make significant changes to…

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Multiple Reports of Negligence in Connecticut Nursing Homes

Over the past week, multiple reports of Connecticut nursing homes being fined for negligence surfaced, with the instances published in local newspapers. According to the New Haven Register, the state Department of Public Health fined the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Milford, Bishop Wicke Health & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in Shelton, Pope John Paul…

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