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Regalcare at Southport
Are you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a Fairfield County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?
Contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Regalcare at Southport
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Southport and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
930 Mill Hill Terrace
Southport, Connecticut 06890
Regalcare at Southport
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Regalcare at Southport offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $27,108 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Connecticut can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Special Focus Facility – Medicare has identified this nursing home as a Special Focus Facility (SFF) due to “a history of persistent poor quality of care, as indicated by the findings of state and Federal inspection teams.” This designation “means that the facility is subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination for Medicare and Medicaid.”
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Regalcare at Southport, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $462 fine on November 30, 2018, a $6,500 fine on November 30, 2018, a $13,325 fine on May 24, 2018, and a $6,821 fine on August 22, 2017, for a total of $27,108. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 22, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported eight 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.
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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date February 6, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure an investigation was conducted when a resident-to-resident altercation was witnessed by a licensed staff member.”
A review of a Nurse’s Note dated January 9, 2019, identified one resident “continued with racial comments toward his/her roommate. An attempt to redirect the resident was unsuccessful and the supervisor was made aware.” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) identified that “he/she was the nurse working on [that day when the resident was calling the other resident] inappropriate names and racial slurs.”
The LPN further indicated that the verbally aggressive resident told the other resident “that they could not use the same bathroom because of [the victim’s] ethnicity, and then called [the victim] a curse word, which made the resident cry.”
The LPN identified that she reported “the altercation to the supervisor [and further stated that] she separated both residents at the time, and there were no further incidents.” The acting Nurse Supervisor, a Registered Nurse (RN), “did not recall being notified of the altercation between [both residents, and stated that] if he/she had been notified, he/she would have assessed the situation, started an investigation and documented it in the medical record.”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s Abuse Policy that identified that “residents will not be subjected to abuse by anyone, including other residents.” Additionally, “an investigation into the witnessed or alleged abuse action will be initiated within two hours of its discovery, and a Reportable Event Form will be completed by the Nursing Supervisor.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Regalcare at Southport? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fairfield County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Southport.
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