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Amberwoods of Farmington
Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Amberwoods of Farmington
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Amberwoods of Farmington
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Farmington and Hartford County, Connecticut. The 130-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
416 Colt Highway
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
Amberwoods of Farmington
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Amberwoods of Farmington offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $12,678 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Connecticut and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Amberwoods of Farmington for $12,678 on March 23, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Connecticut Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Farmington Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date May 21, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident was free from resident-to-resident abuse.” The investigation involved a moderately cognitively impaired resident with “short-term and long-term memory problems” and was “always incontinent of bowel and bladder and had no falls,” as documented in the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) assessment.
The resident’s psychiatric evaluation identified that the resident “had increased agitation for several weeks, had been grabbing the staff and not letting go, had been pacing the halls with an accelerated pace, and was difficult to redirect.”
A Nurse’s Note from March 9, 2018, during the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift, identified that the resident “was up in the hallway pacing and was returned to bed but came back out, pacing and running in the hallway.” The note says that the resident “was not easily redirected” and was given ‘as needed’ medication “for agitation at 1:38 AM.”
A few hours later, at 3:45 AM, it was documented as a reportable event that the pacing resident “was observed squatting over [another resident’s] torso, squeezing his/her cheeks. The residents were immediately separated and [the aggressive resident] was placed on one-on-one observation until sent to the emergency room for evaluation.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated May 23, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure that a resident was free from abuse when another resident was not adequately supervised and threatened to harm the resident with a knife.”
A review of the aggressive resident’s clinical record identified that this resident “was found obtaining and holding knives, hitting the walls with a knife, and grabbing knives off the silverware cart” on four separate occasions between January 13, 2018 and January 31, 2018.
On both February 3, 2018 and February 4, 2018, the resident “was found again with knives or had a knife with towels wrapped around the handle and secured with electrical tape, with the sharp edge sticking out.”
Neglected at Amberwoods of Farmington? Let Us Help You Today
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Amberwoods of Farmington? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hartford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Farmington.
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