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Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a New Haven County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 100-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Meriden and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
33 Cone Ave
Meriden, Connecticut 06450
Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, cardio-pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, trach care, pain management, respite, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $9,672 for substandard careFinancial 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 severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo for $9,672 on April 22, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received one complaint 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationMeriden 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 one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 14, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure two staff assisted in the transfer, which resulted in an injury.” The investigation involved a moderately cognitively impaired resident who requires “extensive assistance with two staff for transfers and toilet use” with “a history of falls.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan, dated February 13, 2019, indicated that the resident was at risk for falls. Interventions include ensuring the resident wears proper footwear and “ensuring a clutter-free environment.”
A Nurse’s Note dated April 23, 2019, indicated that just after noon, a member of the staff was paged to go to the resident’s room and “found the resident lying on the floor of the bathroom.” A Nurse Aide reported that “while she was transferring the resident from the wheelchair to the toilet, the resident’s knees buckled, and the resident fell onto his/her knees. Upon assessment of the bilateral lower extremities, the resident complained of pain and bruising was noted on the right knee.”
The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital. The Nurse Aide stated during the investigation that they had “transferred the resident alone and without the use of a gait belt.” The Aide admitted that she “did not look at her assignment or the individualized care card for directions on how many people were needed to transfer the resident.”
The facility Director of Nursing stated that “the expectation and facility policy is that gait belts are used for all residents who require assistance with transfers.” The Director also said that the Nurse Aide “did not review the assignment sheet and transferred the resident alone when the resident was not assisted with two staff.”
The Director of Nursing further said that the Nurse Aide “was terminated for failing to follow the Plan of Care regarding resident transfer status twice within ninety days.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent New Haven County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Meriden.
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