Nursing homes

New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

January 17, 2017
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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

By Lisa Chedekel 11 hours ago At the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home in East Windsor, the chance that a short-stay patient will end up back in the hospital within 30 days of arriving at the facility is less than eight percent. Meanwhile, 12 miles away at the Greensprings Healthcare and Rehabilitation nursing home...

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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

November 28, 2016
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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes for various violations, most of which resulted in injuries to residents. Groton Regency Center was fined $2,260 for two incidents that happened in September. On Sept. 12, two staff members reported that a nurse’s aide was seen swearing and...

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Connecticut Orders Rocky Hill Nursing Home To Hire Consultant

October 28, 2016
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Connecticut Orders Rocky Hill Nursing Home To Hire Consultant

By Cara Rosner State health officials have fined the operator of a Rocky Hill nursing home $5,000 and ordered it to hire an independent nursing consultant after finding dozens of violations, most of which involved the care of residents. Under the order, Apple Rehabilitation of Rocky Hill must hire an independent consultant who is...

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Litchfield Rest Home Ordered To Hire Consultant After Reports Of Residents Using Marijuana, Alcohol

September 19, 2016
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Litchfield Rest Home Ordered To Hire Consultant After Reports Of Residents Using Marijuana, Alcohol

By Cara Rosner The state has ordered a Litchfield rest home to hire an independent consultant after finding various violations, including alcohol use and suspected marijuana use among residents. In a consent order signed Sept. 12, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) said Fernwood Rest Home Inc. has to hire an independent contractor,...

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