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Apple Rehabilitation Rocky Hill
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Hartford County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Apple Rehabilitation Rocky Hill
This facility is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Rocky Hill and Hartford County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
45 Elm Street
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Apple Rehabilitation Rocky Hill
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Apple Rehabilitation Rocky Hill 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 $175,857 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed five monetary penalties against Apple Rehabilitation Rocky Hill, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,952 fine on December 18, 2018, a $9,750 fine on February 15, 2018, a $8,125 fine on November 02, 2017, a $25,620 fine on May 01, 2017, and a $122,410 fine on December 19, 2016, for a total of $175,857. During this time, Medicare denied payment on December 19, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received seven complaints and self-reported eight 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 ConsultationRocky Hill Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Connecticut and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date December 18, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date November 2, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to conduct a comprehensive investigation to rule out an allegation of mistreatment.” The investigation involved a resident with “short and long-term memory deficits [who cannot] make decisions regarding tasks of daily living.”
A Nursing Note dated July 26, 2018, identified the resident as having “a resolving bruise [on the] right lateral knee. The bruise appeared yellow in color. The resident denied pain, positive range of motion of all extremities was present, and there was no variation in the size of the right leg when compared to the left leg.”
A Reportable Event Form dated July 26, 2018, “identified the bruise as measuring 6.0 cm x 5.0 cm.”
The state surveyors noted that “the investigation failed to reflect documentation that other staff members from previous shifts [before] finding the bruises were interviewed.” Also, the Director of Nursing was “unable to provide documentation that a comprehensive investigation had been conducted that included interviews from all staff that provided care to the resident [before] finding the bruise.”
The nursing home “failed to follow a feeding program for a resident at risk for aspiration, resulting in a choking episode.” Documentation shows that the resident “was consuming mechanical soft liquids and thin liquids without overt signs and symptoms of aspiration.”
However, a Nurse’s Note identified that during a morning medication pass, the Nurse “was alerted by a Nurse Aide that [the resident] was experiencing difficulty breathing.” The resident was rolled over due to “obvious symptoms of respiratory distress” with “bluish facial discoloration and [was] gasping for air” while attempting to cough.
The resident “started coughing up some eggs.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Apple Rehabilitation Rocky Hill? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse 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 Rocky Hill.
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