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Saint John Paul II Center Nursing Home
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 Fairfield County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Saint John Paul II Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 141-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Danbury and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The "for-profit" home is located at:
33 Lincoln Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Saint John Paul II Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Saint John Paul II Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $7,150 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Connecticut and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Saint John Paul II Center Nursing Home for $7,150 on January 10, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Connecticut Official Website Social Work Services Page.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationDanbury Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Connecticut and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 January 10, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to communicate to nursing staff a decline in the resident’s status to ensure the resident was provided with appropriate transfer assistants (two staff members) to prevent a fall with injury.” The facility also “failed to ensure the call light system was operating efficiently to allow the residents to call for assistance throughout the communication system should an emergency arise.”
The incident involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of one with transfers, toileting, and personal hygiene.” The resident had balance issues “during transition and walking was not steady and only able to stabilize with staff assistance.”
The resident’s recent Care Plan identified the resident “at risk for falls due to impaired mobility, poor cognition, and psych medication use.” The nursing staff was guided to utilize a rolling walker when the resident was ambulating.
The investigators reviewed a Nurse’s Note/Assessment and Accident and Incident Report that showed that the resident “was being toileted and lost his/her hold of the bathroom grab bar. The Nurse Aide grabbed the resident to prevent him/her from falling, and in the process, the resident hit her/his forehead on the bathroom wall.”
At that time, the resident’s “left hand slipped behind the grab bar. A change in condition identified that the Nurse Aide “grabbed the resident by the pants in an attempt to stabilize the resident. The resident was subsequently transferred to the hospital emergency department.”
The Nurse Aide providing the resident care indicated that the resident “had been sick for a week and was weak. The Nurse Aide also indicated he/she had not used the gait belt with the resident because in the past he/she never had a problem and that when the resident was strong, he/he did not need to use one.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Saint John Paul II Center Nursing Home? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse 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 Danbury.
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