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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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U.S. Government Accountability Office Report Indicates Nursing Home Data May Not Be Accurate

When making decisions about where to find elderly care for their loved ones, family members turn to the Nursing Home Compare data compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS’ figures show major lapses in care and negligence declining 50 percent since 2005, while, at the same time, nursing homes have…

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Department of Public Health Fines 5 CT Nursing Homes for Injury-Related Incidents

The state Department of Public Health continues to go after negligent nursing homes. According to a recent report from the Hartford Courant, the latest incidents involve injuries to residents in five homes. At one, Orange Health Care Center, a resident, who staff left unattended on a toilet, fell and ended up breaking a leg and…

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5 CT Nursing Homes Fined for Injuries, Negligence

According to website CTWatchDog.com, the state Department of Public Health fined five nursing homes recently over negligence. Most came from injuries to patients. The Springs at Watermark, East Hill in Southbury received two citations over the past year. One, from an incident occurring in September 2014, involved a resident who experienced a skin wound. The…

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