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Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation
Many families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Connecticut.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Litchfield 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 behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Canaan and Litchfield County, Connecticut. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
99 South Canaan Rd
Canaan, Connecticut 06018
Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, adult daycare, IV (intervenous) care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,500 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
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 Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation for $6,500 on June 20, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported five 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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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 two 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 April 15, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to protect four residents from inappropriate sexual advances from one resident with a known history of inappropriate touching, resulting in Immediate Jeopardy.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Transfer/Discharge Report dated July 20, 2019. The report identified that the resident “had multiple episodes of sexually inappropriate behavior that had not been corrected despite multiple medication changes, along with redirection.”
The Care Plan identified “a potential to be sexually inappropriate related to poor impulse control, with interventions that directed to modify the environment when in the common area or recreation activities, [to sit the resident] next to male residents to help lessen the temptation of inappropriate touching, monitor behaviors, and attempt interventions.”
The Significant Change MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the severely cognitively impaired resident was “unable to ambulate.” Facility documentation identified that the resident “was observed, in the lounge area, to lift [another resident’s] shirt up and was observed touching [that resident’s] left breast. The residents were immediately separated.”
The nursing staff updated the resident’s Care Plan “to include not to sit next to female residents.” The surveyors determined that “the facility failed to ensure that [the sexually aggressive resident] was supervised appropriately to prevent inappropriate touching of [the female resident].”
An incident documented on March 4, 2019, identified that the sexually aggressive resident “was observed, in the lounge area, placing his/her hand down [a third resident’s] blouse and grabbed his/her breasts. The residents were immediately separated.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Litchfield County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Canaan.
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