Nursing homes

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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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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