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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Five CT Nursing Homes Fined Over Fall Injuries, Fatalities

The New Haven Register reported five nursing homes fined by the state Department of Public Health in January 2016. While each location has its own individual cases, two themes overlap: Residents falling when the staff does not follow procedure and injuries or fatalities occurring as a result. At Water’s Edge Health Center in Middletown, one…

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Signs Your Family Member Requires Assisted Living

No family member wants to admit their parent, spouse, or loved one needs to be placed in assisted living. Yet, particularly for those who take on care-giving responsibilities, burnout and an inability to meet your loved one’s needs indicate full-time, professional assistance is imperative. But between taking on this responsibility and arriving at this notion,…

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