Nursing homes

Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines Six Doctors

June 22, 2016
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Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines Six Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday disciplined six doctors, including fining a Norwalk doctor $5,000 for prescribing high doses of opioids to a prison inmate and other patients without proper safeguards. The board also suspended the license of a family medicine physician from Westport, saying his excessive drinking of alcohol...

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Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

June 13, 2016
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Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

By Kate Farrish Three nursing homes have been fined by the state in connection with residents who developed pressure sores or fell and sustained injuries. Bishop Wicke Health & Rehabilitation Center in Shelton was fined $2,160 on April 27 in connection with a resident who fell and was later hospitalized with inoperable bleeding on...

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Ct Nursing Homes Fined For Medication Errors, Fall-Related Injuries

June 9, 2016
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Ct Nursing Homes Fined For Medication Errors, Fall-Related Injuries

By Kate Farrish Four nursing homes have been fined by the state in connection with medication errors or residents who fell, broke bones or wandered outside alone. On March 15, Leeway Inc. of New Haven was fined $3,000 in connection with a resident who was hospitalized on Feb. 23 with low levels of phosphate...

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Aging Boomers Highlight Need For More Geriatric Specialists

June 6, 2016
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Aging Boomers Highlight Need For More Geriatric Specialists

By Liz Seegert Health experts are struggling to narrow the gaps in Connecticut’s geriatric care to meet the needs of the state’s rapidly aging population. The state needs more professionals to focus on geriatric care while also addressing other ways to meet the increasingly complex care needs of older residents, says the American Geriatric...

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