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Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation Center
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Fairfield County nursing facility? If so, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 206-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Shelton and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The "for-profit" home is located at:
45 Maltby Street
Shelton, Connecticut 06484
Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, cardio-pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, trach care, pain management, respite, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $34,070 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Connecticut and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
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, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $24,070 fine on January 08, 2019, and a $10,000 fine on November 17, 2017, for a total of $34,070.
This nursing facility received five complaints 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationShelton Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Connecticut long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and four 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 May 24, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure increased supervision was provided to a resident who exhibited sexually inappropriate behaviors.” The investigation involved a resident with a Care Plan that identified “a past history of sexually inappropriate behaviors, with interventions that included psychiatric consult, monitoring effectiveness of the medication, and [being] observed for behaviors.”
The Reportable Event and Investigation Form dated February 14, 2019, revealed that one resident entered another resident’s room and was holding the second resident’s “shirt down and was touching [that resident’s] breasts. The residents were immediately separated, and [the sexually inappropriate resident] was sent to the hospital for evaluation and admitted with a urinary tract infection.”
The hospital documentation from the same day indicated that the transferred resident “was not a danger to self or others and recommended increasing [their medication]. A stop sign was placed on [the assaulted resident’s] door to prevent the sexually inappropriate resident from entering his/her room.”
The investigators determined that the resident’s clinical record “failed to identify that any increased supervision was provided to [the sexually inappropriate resident] upon return from the hospital to ensure others were free from abuse.”
A Nurse’s Note dated two days later on February 21, 2019, identified the sexually aggressive resident “had grabbed the breast of a female Nurse Aide. The Physician was notified, a Physician’s emergency certificate was completed and the resident was placed on one-on-one observation until transport to the hospital could be arranged.”
The resident was readmitted to the facility, and a review of their clinical record “failed to identify any changes to the Plan of Care or increased supervision of [the sexually inappropriate resident] upon readmission to the facility.”
On March 1, 2019, a report identified that “another resident had entered the sexually inappropriate resident’s room.” The sexually aggressive resident unbuckled the other resident’s “seatbelt and was attempting to place his/her hand up [that resident’s] skirt. The residents were immediately separated, and [the sexually inappropriate resident] was sent to the emergency department for evaluation.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fairfield County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Shelton.
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