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Groton Regency Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have represented many New London County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.
Groton Regency Center Nursing Home
This facility is a 162-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Groton and New London County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1145 Poquonnock Rd
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Groton Regency Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Groton Regency Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Groton Regency Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $15,691 fine on April 27, 2017, and a $457 fine on October 7, 2016, for a total of $16,148.
This nursing facility self-reported six serious problems over thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Connecticut Official Website Social Work Services Page.
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Groton 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 two out of five stars, including two 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, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date October 7, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure the resident was free from verbal abuse.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “disorganized thinking, indicators of depression, and requires extensive two-person assistance with activities of daily living.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident “exhibited a distressed mood, as evidenced by sadness, persistent anger, agitation, and anxiety. Interventions directed to approach the resident in a calm and non-threatening manner, allow time to event feelings, monitor for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and provide reassurance.”
A review of the Reportable Event Form indicated that the 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM shift Nurse Aide “was witnessed by two staff members on two different occasions swearing and pointing her finger at the resident.” The Nurse Aide was witnessed pointing her finger and saying, “shut the f___ up.”
Another Nurse Aide heard the abusive Aide address the resident as “a little b___h.” The Social Service Note identified that a Social Worker was informed of the alleged episode of a verbal altercation between the Nurse Aide and the resident.”
The note indicated that the resident “did not appear to recall the incident and problems with the staff to report.” However, an interview with a third Nurse Aide indicated that they were in the hallway with the resident joking when the verbally abusive Aide “pointed a finger in the resident’s face and said shut the f___ up.” At that time, the resident “became upset and agitated.”
Another Nurse Aide identified later that she and the verbally abusive Nurse Aide put the resident to bed when the verbally abusive resident said “in a very loud voice [and pointing] her finger at the resident” stating “Don’t ever f___ing talk to me again.”
Abused at Groton Regency Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Groton Regency Center Nursing Home? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent New London County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Groton.
Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.