Nursing homes

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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Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined After Resident’s Death, Care Lapses

September 1, 2016
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Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined After Resident’s Death, Care Lapses

 By Kate Farrish State health officials have fined five nursing homes at least $1,500 each in connection with residents who were abused or injured and one who died in July after being outside in sweltering heat for hours. On Aug. 10, Gardner Heights Health Care Center in Shelton was fined $3,000 in connection with...

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Five Connecticut Care Facilities Receive National Quality Awards

August 29, 2016
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Five Connecticut Care Facilities Receive National Quality Awards

By Kate Farrish Five Connecticut facilities have won national quality awards and a West Hartford nursing home is the only one of three homes in the U.S. to receive the highest level of recognition from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. Hughes Health and Rehabilitation Center in West...

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Two Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Injury, Medication Error

August 18, 2016
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Two Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Injury, Medication Error

By Cara Rosner State health officials fined two nursing homes following incidents in which residents were injured and suffered complications after doctors’ orders were not followed. Apple Rehabilitation of Middletown was fined $1,635 by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) following an incident December in which a resident chewed an index finger until...

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