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Bridgeport Health Care Center
Lawyers for Mistreated & Injured at Bridgeport Health Care Center
Was your loved one mistreated the while living in a Fairfield County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.
Bridgeport Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 240-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Bridgeport and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
600 Bond Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bridgeport Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $8,125 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Connecticut have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Bridgeport Health Care Center for $8,125 on August 23, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received three 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.
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Bridgeport 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date October 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date October 12, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the restraint device was assessed for the use of the seatbelt.” The resident’s Care Plan identified activities of daily living deficits with interventions that include “to provide physical therapy or occupational therapy screening as needed and to provide assistance to get out of bed to a wheelchair.”
The resident’s documentation shows that the severely cognitively impaired resident “did not walk, used a wheelchair for mobility and was totally dependent and required the assistance of one to two people for bed mobility, transfers, locomotion on and off the unit, dressing, eating, toilet use, and personal hygiene.”
The surveyors observed the resident “in a custom wheelchair with the seatbelt across his/her waist.” The Occupational Therapist indicated that “the facility was unable to identify who assessed the resident’s wheelchair or the seatbelt to ensure that it was appropriate for [this resident].”
A Nurse Aide identified that they had been a regular care provider for the resident “for the past two years and have been using the wheelchair with the seatbelt for [the resident] for these past two years.” The Aide indicated that they place the seatbelt on the resident “because he/she thought that the resident needed the seatbelt and because the seatbelt was attached to the wheelchair.”
The Nurse Aide said that the resident “would not be able to independently unlatch the seatbelt.”
The “facility failed to ensure that residents were free from an accident.”
The investigators reviewed the Nurse’s Notes that identified that the resident “was found sitting on the floor, with the right leg flexed outward and a large amount of blood coming out of the resident’s right knee incision site. The resident was complaining of pain with an intensity of eight out of ten, with zero to ten on a pain scale. The resident was then assisted back to the wheelchair and then sent to the hospital.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) indicated “that the resident was observed on the floor by the right side of the bed when he responded to the call.” At the time of the fall, the bed was observed “in the high position.”
Want More Information About Bridgeport Health Care Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Bridgeport Health Care Center? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fairfield County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bridgeport.
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