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Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of New London County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Uncasville and New London County, Connecticut. The 130-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5 Richard Brown Drive
Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Orchard Grove Specialty Care 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 $49,960 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Connecticut and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $24,980 fine on May 23, 2018, and a $24,980 fine on May 11, 2017, for a total of $49,960.
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 ConsultationUncasville Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Connecticut Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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, 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 12, 2019
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date May 23, 2019
The state investigators determined a deficient practice at the nursing home after reviewing a resident with short-term and long-term memory recall deficits, who “was unable to or rarely made decisions for activities of daily living and requires extensive one person assist with transfers in and out of bed and wheelchair.” The resident’s documentation shows that the resident suffered a minor injury after a fall in the last ninety days.
The resident’s Care Plan, revised in March 2019, identified that the resident “was at risk for falls due to weakness, impaired mobility, and pain.” Documentation shows that the resident “had an unwitnessed fall at 2:00 AM, in which the resident was found sitting on the floor in the room.”
A “facility failed to report an allegation of abuse to the State Survey Agency [timely].” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfers, and personal hygiene.”
The resident’s Care Plan identified that the resident “may have feelings of sadness, emptiness, anxiety, uneasiness, or depression due to an underlying [diagnoses].” A review of the resident’s Hospital Nurse’s Notes identified that during routine care, the resident “complained of right arm pain, was asked what the pain was from, and the resident stated that he/she was physically assaulted, beat up, about a month [before] at the facility by a female staff member.”
The hospital relayed the information to the Case Manager, who said that “he/she will contact the facility to see if there is already an ongoing investigation into the matter.” The Director of Nursing Services at the facility stated that the investigation involved a report that the resident fell from their wheelchair without any injury identified.
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Orchard Grove Specialty Care 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 London County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Uncasville.
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