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CT Nursing Homes Fined for Deaths, Negligence

Over the past month, the state Department of Health fined multiple Connecticut nursing homes for deaths stemming from improper emergency response to negligence resulting in injuries like broken bones and bed sores. Reported by the Connecticut Post, Bridgeport Manor was fined over $1,000 for a death on October 6th. This patient, a woman admitted on…

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Multiple Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Falls, Abuse

The Hartford Courant recently reported on multiple nursing homes fined by the state Department of Health. While negligence is an issue in all recent cases, falls have been one of the common injuries associated with fines. At the St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull, the newspaper reports, a resident had been left unattended and fell as…

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10 of the Most Common Injuries in Nursing Homes

Negligence in nursing homes often stems from overworked staff, crowded facilities, and improper treatment. Although you, as a visiting family member, can spot this with certain signs, including physical and behavioral changes, negligence manifests itself further as life-changing injuries. Medication errors, not monitoring residents’ eating habits, and restraint have potential to result in the following…

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Less Antipsychotic Usage, Better Sprinklers in Connecticut Nursing Homes

Connecticut’s nursing home care tends to rank higher than average, but facilities are continuously improving. Over the past month, the New Haven Register highlighted one such effort: To reduce antipsychotic usage in nursing homes. For some background, new-generation antipsychotics, called “atypical antipsychotics,” have been prescribed off-label to treat dementia and schizophrenia. However, the FDA pointed…

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Several Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Negligence in July and August

Two recent reports – one from the Register Citizen and another from the Hartford Courant — reveal that several Connecticut nursing homes were fined by the state Department of Public Health in July and August. Instances spurring investigations date back to 2013 and early 2014. In multiple cases, the aids and nursing staff had not…

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