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Meriden Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a New Haven County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Meriden Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 130-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Meriden and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
845 Paddock Ave
Meriden, Connecticut 06450
Meriden Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Meriden 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.
Fined $6,500 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Connecticut and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or 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 Meriden Center Nursing Home for $6,500 on June 18, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Meriden Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Connecticut and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 five 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 June 18, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to follow a Plan of Care or ensure the resident received the necessary assistive devices to prevent an accident.” The investigation determined that the cognitively intact resident had “no behaviors and requires extensive assistance with two staff for transfers, bed mobility, and toileting.” The resident had “unsteady balance and required staff’s assistance with transitioning.”
The most recent Care Plan identified the resident was “at risk for injury related to anticoagulant therapy as a focus.” The interventions included “observe for active bleeding in direct to utilize caution during mobility to avoid trauma.”
A review of the Reportable Event identified the resident had “sustained a laceration to his/her left lower leg during a stand-pivot transfer while being transferred by a Nurse Aide from the wheelchair to the bed.” The Wound Documentation identified that the resident’s “left leg wound was assessed upon his/her return and was noted to measure 16.0 cm x 0.2 cm.”
A Nursing Aide indicated that “while performing a stand and pivot transfer with the resident, the resident was noted to be agitated and confused, was pulling on [the Nurse Aide’s] clothing and screaming throughout the transfer. Although the Nurse Aide tried to calm the resident down, the resident remained agitated as the Nurse Aide continued to provide care by transferring a resident from his/her wheelchair to the bed while he/she was agitated and confused.”
The Aide also indicated that “while performing a stand and pivot transfer with the resident, the resident sustained a laceration to the left leg after his/her leg became caught under the bed without the benefit of transferring the resident with a gait belt.”
The Aide further indicated that “during the transfer, he/she was wearing a gait belt around his/her waist but declined to utilize it.” The Director of Nursing Services indicated that “the gait belt should have been utilized by [the Nurse Aide] during his/her transfer with the resident.”
Neglected at Meriden Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help You Today
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Meriden 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 Haven County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Meriden.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.