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Harrington Court Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Harrington Court Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 130-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Colchester and New London County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
59 Harrington Ct
Colchester, Connecticut 06415
Harrington Court Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Harrington Court 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.
Fined $13,796 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Harrington Court Nursing Home on two occasions, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,296 fine on March 1, 2019, and a $6,500 fine on January 9, 2018, for a total of $13,796.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years 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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Colchester 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 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 January 9, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to develop and implement a comprehensive Care Plan that addresses safe wheelchair transport to prevent an injury, and the facility failed to notify the State Agency when a threat of violence with potential for injury was made toward the facility.”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of two staff members for transfers and requires extensive assistance with locomotion on-and-off the unit and was not able to walk.”
The resident’s Care Plan identified the resident with “impaired cognitive function, impaired thought processes, and was at risk for falls due to impaired mobility, cognitive loss, and a lack of safety awareness related to dementia.”
A Nursing Note identified that the resident “was observed lying on the floor near the bathroom, face down in front of a roommate’s bed.” The resident “was observed with blood dripping down his/her face, a laceration was noted on the forehead/mid scalp, the resident’s nose was swollen, and a skin tear was noted to the right forearm.”
Hospital documentation indicated that the resident “sustained multiple facial lacerations, which were anesthetized with [medication] followed by four sutures to the mid-upper forehead [and] four sutures to [the medicated] lacerations to the mid forehead.”
The resident also received “three sutures to the vertical laceration in the mid-lower forehead and one suture to a superficial laceration over the nasal bridge (a total of twelve sutures).” The hospital was unable to complete a CT scan because the resident “was not able to cooperate” due to impairments.
The investigators interviewed a Nurse Aide who stated that “while transporting [the resident] in a wheelchair from his/her room to the nursing station, the resident placed his/her feet on the floor and fell facedown out of the wheelchair.” It was also noted that the resident “did not utilize footrest while in the wheelchair [and] was not able to propel himself/herself, and often require constant reminders to keep his/her feet off of the ground while being pushed in the wheelchair by facility staff.”
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