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Regalcare at Torrington
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Connecticut has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Litchfield County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.Regalcare at Torrington
This facility is a 75-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Torrington and Litchfield County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
80 Fern Dr
Torrington, Connecticut 06790
Regalcare at Torrington
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Regalcare at Torrington offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $14,625 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Connecticut and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
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 three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Regalcare at Torrington, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,125 fine on July 20, 2018, and a $6,500 fine on July 12, 2017, for a total of $14,625.
This nursing home received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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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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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date July 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 14, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure a resident was free from mistreatment.” The investigation involved a cognitively impaired resident who reported that he/she “was inappropriately touched by another resident.”
A caseworker at the facility had reported that on April 3, 2018, another resident entered the reporting resident’s room “and then proceeded to touch his/her breasts and kissed him/her around the mouth.” The victim indicated that he/she “then turned his/her head and the kissed landed on his/her cheek.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) indicated that the victim reported the alleged perpetrator “bared his/her breasts during the incident.” The RN indicated “that the incident was then reported to the Director of Nursing Services for directions. Further review of the facility documentation indicated that the police and Physician were then notified.”
The facility failed one resident, who was determined to be an independent smoker, when facility “failed to ensure the smoking policy was followed.”
The investigation involved a resident who was educated about the smoking policy and signed a form agreeing to “comply with smoking areas and storage of smoking materials.”
The resident “was able to smoke safely and the team decision was that [the resident] was safe to smoke without supervision.” An observation was made of the resident on May 14, 2019, outside alone, “next to the dumpster, next to the self-contained smoking receptacle.” The survey team observed the resident removing “cigarettes and lighters from his/her pocket, lighting the cigarette, and proceeding to smoke the cigarette.”
The Director of Nursing identified the resident as an unsupervised smoker and indicated that the Nurse Supervisor Registered Nurse (RN) may have provided it.” However, the Registered Nurse stated, “she did not provide [the resident] with any cigarettes or lighter” as required by the facility smoking policy.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Regalcare at Torrington? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Litchfield County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Torrington.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.