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Montowese Health and Rehabilitation Center
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Connecticut has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a New Haven County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Montowese Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of North Haven and New Haven County, Connecticut. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
163 Quinnipiac Avenue
North Haven, Connecticut 06473
Montowese Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Montowese 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, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-hospital care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $51,436 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Montowese Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $48,770 fine on August 03, 2017, and a $2,666 fine on May 16, 2017, for a total of $51,436.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported four 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 ConsultationNorth Haven Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 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 June 17, 2019
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date May 16, 2017
The investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure smoking materials were stored appropriately [according to] facility practice and policy and failed to ensure that residents [complied] with the smoking policy.”
One resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Smoking Evaluation from October 2018, identified the resident “as a current smoker [who] understands he/she may not have any smoking materials in his/her room or on his/her person, and requires routine supervision during scheduled smoking activities.”
The facility has designated smoking times. Even so, during an interview with state surveyors, the resident stated “he/she can smoke anytime he/she wanted and showed [the surveyor] his/her cigarettes in his/her pocket of his/her jacket.” The resident also indicated that “he/she had a lighter.” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the facility said that “residents are not permitted to have smoking materials on their person. Smoking materials are kept in the medication room and residents are supervised for smoke breaks.”
The “facility neglected to provide urgent medical care to a resident [timely].” A nursing narrative during the facility investigation dated March 23, 2017, indicated that the resident had reported that a Nurse Aide “had transferred them from the wheelchair to the bed independently at 4:30 PM [that day] and the resident sustained [injuries].”
The Nurse Aide had informed the Director of Nursing that the resident “told him/her to wrap his/her leg after the injury, and not tell anyone and that was [the resident’s] right.” A different Nurse Aide had conflicting notes that he/she had helped the first Nurse Aide transfer the resident “in and out of bed [on that day] before supper and saw [the] dressing on the resident’s leg and dried, red blood on the sheet.”
The resident maintained that “he/she was transferred unassisted by [the first Nurse Aide] to the bed before suffering a fall on March 23, 2017, which caused injury.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Montowese 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 New Haven County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including North Haven.
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