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Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Connecticut.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a New Haven County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care center is a 153-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Hamden and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1270 Sherman Lane
Hamden, Connecticut 06514
Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $27,999 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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $19,793 fine on May 16, 2019, and an $8,206 fine on April 23, 2018, for a total of $27,999.
This nursing facility received eight 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.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website.
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 May 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident was transferred per the Plan of Care and that the wheelchair was maintained to prevent an accident or ensure measures were in place to prevent a fall and transfer a resident [according to] the Care Plan, [abiding by] Physician’s orders.”
A Nurse’s Note dated March 25, 2019, noted a skin tear to the resident “measuring 2.0 cm x 0.5 cm x 1.0 cm on the left outer aspect of the leg with a category three tissue loss, [with a] moderate amount of blood noted.” The documented incident occurred “during a transfer from the wheelchair to the bed, and the Physician directed [that the resident be sent] to the hospital.” The resident “received seventeen sutures to the laceration on the resident’s left lower leg.”
The Reportable Event identified that a Nurse Aide “removed the leg rests on the wheelchair, transferred the resident from the wheelchair to the bed and noticed the resident’s leg had an injury.” Observation of the wheelchair leg rest identified a “3-inch to 4-inch screw that was protruding on the wheelchair [that] was removed from service for repair.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated April 23, 2018, the “facility failed to provide physical assistance and supervision as ordered by the Physician, to prevent accidents with resulting serious injuries.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan identified the resident as “at risk for falls due to a history of falls and was at risk for fractures related to risks for falls.” A Reportable Event Form identified that the resident “fell in the bathroom.”
A Nurse Aide and Family Member assisted the resident “to the bathroom and put him/her on the toilet. Further, the investigation indicated that [the other person asked the Nurse Aide] to leave the bathroom to go get blankets.” The other person remained in the bathroom with the resident until they walked away and left the resident “alone in the bathroom.” At that time, the resident “fell off the toilet.”
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