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Cassena Care at Stamford
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Fairfield County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Cassena Care at Stamford
This long-term care center is a 156-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Stamford and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
53 Courtland Avenue
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Cassena Care at Stamford
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cassena Care at Stamford offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, psychology and psychiatry, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $11,000 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
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 Cassena Care at Stamford for $11,000 on August 23, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received four complaints and self-reported two 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 ConsultationStamford Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Connecticut and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations at this facility.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date August 23, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 26, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident was free from neglect when the resident did not receive care for over five hours.” As a result, the resident “developed new skin injuries and exhibited pain.”
A review of the resident’s Physician’s orders indicated to follow facility protocol on every shift and use “a positioning wedge to assist with repositioning and to utilize an air mattress.” The resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the severely cognitively impaired resident “requires extensive assistance of two staff for bed mobility, toilet use, dressing, and personal hygiene.”
The resident “was at risk for the development of pressure ulcers and had unhealed pressure ulcers, including unhealed Stage III and Stage IV pressure ulcers.” The resident’s Care Plan identified that the resident “was at increased risk for skin breakdown related to diabetes, tissue injury, incontinence, and limited mobility” with interventions that include “turn and reposition [the resident] every two hours and as needed.”
The “facility failed to ensure water temperatures were maintained within an acceptable range.” The state investigative team observed multiple [sinks in] bathrooms with temperatures ranging from 127.9°F to 129.8°F that could cause severe burns.
The Maintenance Worker told the surveyors that “the acceptable range for water temperature is no greater than 120°F.” The worker indicated that “water temperatures are monitored daily and adjusted accordingly.” The Maintenance Worker further indicated that “adjusting the water temperatures is difficult because slight adjustments make the water temperature cold.”
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