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CT Nursing Homes Fined For Negligence, Medication Errors

In July and August, the state Department of Public Health fined multiple Connecticut nursing homes over negligence and medication errors. In these instances, residents experienced falls and other injuries, wandered off the premises or had to be hospitalized. According to a report from CT Watchdog, an incident at Pilgrim Manor of Cromwell resulted in residents…

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Antipsychotic Down for Connecticut Nursing Homes

Antipsychotic use has been a problem in nursing homes for a long time, with Connecticut having higher usage rates than the nationwide average. However, after a push from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, more state homes have cut down on prescriptions, according to a report from the CT Post. Data from the CMS…

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CT Nursing Homes Fined for Medication Errors, Negligence

Based on a report from CT Watch Dog, the state department of Public Health fined four nursing homes for incidents involving medication errors, falls, broken bones and patients wandering off. Three out of this group are owned by parent company Genesis. The Four Incidents Leeway, Inc. in New Haven saw a resident hospitalized in February…

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Washington Post Exposes Growing Issue of Nursing Home Eviction

Based on a recent report in the Washington Post, nursing homes have turned to evicting their most difficult residents. According to advocates for the aging and disabled cited in the piece, these tend to be individuals suffering from dementia or another challenging, long-term health condition or with financially uncertain families. For the homes, the approach…

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7 CT Nursing Homes Fined for Injuries, Negligence

Based on a report from CT Watchdog, the state Department of Public Health fined seven nursing homes more than $1,000 over the past few months for violations ranging from verbal abuse to broken bones. One location, Madison House in Madison, was hit with fines encompassing multiple incidents. In one, an aide cursed at a resident…

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