Bridgeport Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Bridgeport Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

The Bridgeport nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC serve the needs of the many seniors whose needs and safety are routinely ignored by for profit run nursing corporations that are more concerned with profits than quality of care. In an effort to combat the stark rise in abuse cases, we have put together a list of the facilities in your area that have a history of providing questionable care so that you can think twice about who you should trust with the care of your loved ones. Only by refusing to reward negligent nursing homes can we truly promote long-lasting change in the industry as a whole.

Bridgeport Senior Demographics

Bridgeport has a tumultuous history as a large player in the industrialization of the United States. It was incorporated for the purpose of subsidizing the Housatonic Railroad and its economy was driven by the numerous factories that sprouted up within its city limits until the 1970s saw the decline of the manufacturing sector. Bridgeport suffered the loss of many of its upper class residents as they fled amid the downsizing and closing of the factories that were once the pride of the city.

Since then, many of those factories have been converted into offices and residential spaces, resulting in the growth of the city to over 144,000 residents. The senior population makes up 10% of this total and is expected to swell with the imminent retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. In order to serve the needs of the growing senior population, Bridgeport maintains four senior centers so that elderly residents can participate in social activities, enroll in fitness programs, sign up for educational courses and gain access to nutrition and transportation. For more information, you can visit http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/95913/95941.aspx.

Bridgeport Nursing Homes

Our Bridgeport nursing injury lawyers relied on data provided by Medicare to create the following list of nursing centers. This information is available to anyone who wishes to compare homes on the Medicare website under its nursing home compare tool. Since there are so many facilities in your area, we’ve only focused on highlighting which homes you should definitely avoid. If you would like to see how facilities which haven’t been mentioned fare, you can compare them by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

Bridgeport Manor
540 Bond Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 384-6500
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: While this facility has received unacceptable grades across the board, it is worthy to note its poor staff quality rating. For profit corporations often skimp greatly when it comes to hiring and training skilled staff members and others will let go of many staff members to keep costs down. The result can often be similar to this facility in that the remaining staff lacks the ability to handle health and safety concerns or provide quality care to all residents.

Fairview Healthcare Center of Fairfield

930 Mill Hill Terrace
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 259-7894
Ownership— For profit partnership
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: A one star health inspection grade suggests that this center does not invest the time or resources required to ensure that its residents have access to a safe environment. Common health and safety concerns can include poor disease prevention measures, medication errors, unsanitary living conditions, the presence of clutter or environmental hazards and poor food preparation methods.

Orange Health Care Center
225 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 795-0835
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: In addition to its poor health inspection history, this center employs a mediocre staff and has a poor quality measures score. The quality measures score rates the willingness and ability of the center to assess the needs of individual patients and devise treatment plans centered around those needs. This nursing home has failed in this area.

Cassena Care at Norwalk
23 Prospect Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 853-0010
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: The greatest demerit for this center is its unacceptable health inspection history, which is riddled with numerous cited deficiencies. There may be a correlation between its understaffing concerns and the inability to enact basic safety protocol due to the limited resources its staff has at their disposal.

Apple Rehab West Haven
308 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-6411
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: Poor scores in every single area of assessment show where this center’s priorities lie. Beginning with a severely underemployed staff, this facility is also plagued with a one star health inspection history and fails to implement reasonable quality control measures meant to keep patients happy and comfortable. It is clear that profit is the only priority here.

Advanced Nursing & Rehab Center of New Haven
169 Davenport Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 789-1650
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: Health and safety concerns are the primary red flag for this facility, like several others on this list. Mediocre staff and quality control ratings also reveal room for improvement in those areas as well.

Laurel Ridge Health Care Center
642 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-8226
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: This facility has it all— understaffing, health and safety violations and substandard quality control measures. There is no area of evaluation where this facility received any merit.

Paradigm Healthcare Center of New Haven
181 Clifton Street
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 467-1666
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating
Primary concerns: Medicare has deemed this center a Special Focus Facility, which means it has a history of violations so severe, it is at risk of losing access to federal funding unless marked changes are made.

Saint John Paul II Center
33 Lincoln Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-9300
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: One star ratings in both health inspection history and quality measures are the reasons for this center’s overall score of a single star.

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Abuse

Our Bridgeport nursing injury lawyers aggressively pursue justice on behalf of those who have been harmed due to the neglectful or abusive actions of nursing homes that fail to make the needs and safety of their patients their top priority. One of the best ways that we can protect our loved ones is to carefully vet nursing facilities prior to deciding who to trust with their care. Even the most highly touted nursing centers are capable of negligence, however, so we must remain vigilant even after we’ve found the ideal home suited to our loved ones’ needs. Here are some things to look for which could reveal your loved one is being abused or neglected.

  • Sudden changes in your loved one’s behavior such as outbursts of anger, paranoia, anxiety or depression. These can be signs that your loved one is being neglected or verbally abused.
  • The development of bedsores, which is often a telltale sign of neglect. Preventing the advancement of bedsores is often as simple as ensuring that the patient is moved regularly and administered any medications needed to prevent or treat the infection of any existing wounds.
  • Signs of malnourishment or dehydration, which could be indicators that your loved one’s dietary needs are being ignored or the nursing home lacks the resources to adequately provide food and fluids to patients. These signs can include weight loss, confusion, lightheadedness, dark urine and faintness.
  • Symptoms of physical or sexual abuse. These signs are not merely physical, but can include emotional and mental anguish. Any accusation of abuse should be investigated.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC works with nursing home abuse victims nationwide and has helped thousands of clients recoup the compensation they are entitled to for their expenses and suffering. If you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, we can help you determine the most appropriate course of action.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Bridgeport nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys so that we can gather the information we need to determine whether your case warrants a deeper investigation and how to proceed. We will also answer all of your questions and let you know what you can expect from us along the way and how we can ensure you the best chance of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Should we be unable to secure compensation on your behalf, you are assured that our services will not cost you anything.

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric