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Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation
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 Fairfield 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.Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation
This facility is a 144-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Fairfield and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
118 Jefferson Street
Fairfield, Connecticut 06432
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $16,153 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Connecticut and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation for $16,153 on March 12, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing home received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationFairfield Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Connecticut and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 April 18, 2019
- Failure to Provide Safe, Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident Who Require Such Services – citation #F697 date February 21, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards and provide the necessary assistive devices to prevent an accident.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who requires “extensive two-person assistance with bed mobility, transfers, and walking, and requires extensive one person assist with locomotion on the unit.”
The Reportable Event Form dated February 15, 2019, identified the resident “[was] being transported in the wheelchair to the bathroom by [a Nurse Aide] [and the resident] leaned forward and put his/her foot down to alert [the Aide that] he/she needed to go to the bathroom first. The resident [fell and] was assessed and noted with a right forehead hematoma, right dorsal hand abrasion, and an indeterminate fracture.”
A review of the facility investigation identified that the staff received in-servicing “on using a wheelchair [foot] rest at all times when transporting a resident.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated October 4, 2017, the facility “failed to provide the appropriate number of staff to assist during a transfer, to prevent an accident that resulted in injury.” This investigation involved a cognitively intact resident with “functional limitation in range of motion and was impaired on both sides of the lower extremities, with left and hand elbow contractures.” The resident “utilized a walker and wheelchair for mobility.”
The Reportable Event Form identified that the resident “became weak during a transfer following bathing activity in the shower room.” The resident “was lowered to the floor with the assistance of one staff member.” After an assessment, the nursing staff ordered x-rays of the “left lower leg.” The x-ray results identified “a definite oblique fracture through the left proximal fibula, with minimal displacement and a questionable tibial metaphyseal fracture.”
The “facility failed to ensure a liquid pain medication was not diluted, altering the strength, resulting in the incorrect dosage administered.” The Director of Nursing indicated that the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “failed to count off the controlled medications with the oncoming day shift nurse” and failed to properly dilute the medication into the bottle before administering the drug.
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