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Apple Rehabilitation Saybrook
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Middlesex County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Apple Rehabilitation Saybrook
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Old Saybrook and Middlesex County, Connecticut. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1775 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
Apple Rehabilitation Saybrook
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Apple Rehabilitation Saybrook 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 $20,777 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Apple Rehabilitation Saybrook, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on August 30, 2018, and a $7,150 fine on August 24, 2017, for a total of $20,777.
This nursing facility received two 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationOld Saybrook Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 10, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to transfer the resident [safely or] failed to ensure a resident was provided the necessary care and services to prevent an accident.” The investigation involved a resident who “may have brittle, fragile bones and be prone to fractures.”
A Reportable Event Form identified the resident “was being transferred by [two Nurse Aides], via a sliding board, from the wheelchair to the bed.” The resident “complained of right knee pain.”
The facility investigation stated that while using a sliding board to transfer the resident from the wheelchair to the bed, the resident began complaining of pain in the right leg. One Nurse Aide noted that “the right leg was not in a good position.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) stated that the resident “was unable to tolerate any movement of the right lower extremity. The right hip was noted to be externally rotated, had positive pedal pulses, and [the supervising Registered Nurse] “was notified and directed the resident [be sent to] the hospital.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated August 24, 2017, the facility “failed to ensure safe and appropriate assistance with ambulation, resulting in a fall with an injury.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “requires extensive assistance with activities of daily living and two-person physical assistance with ambulation and toilet use.”
The resident has a history of falls. The nursing staff is to ensure that the resident “wears non-slip footwear” and [is in] a “well-lit, clutter-free environment.”
A Nurse’s Note identified that a Nurse Aide reported, “while she was assisting the resident to the bathroom, the resident fell sideways, hit the wall and slid to the floor. On assessment, the resident’s right leg was externally rotated and the resident complained of right groin pain.” The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Apple Rehabilitation Saybrook? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Middlesex County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Old Saybrook.
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