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St Joseph's Center Nursing Home
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved one will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout Fairfield County, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many Fairfield County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.St Joseph's Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Trumbull and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The 274-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
6448 Main Street
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
St Joseph's Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St Joseph's 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 $26,712 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Connecticut have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last three years, state investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Saint Joseph’s Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $22,006 fine on November 5, 2018, a $23,790 fine on September 29, 2017, and a $2,316 fine on November 18, 2016, for a total of $26,712.
This nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years 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 ConsultationTrumbull Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Connecticut and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date September 29, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to conduct a thorough investigation or report an allegation of neglect to the State agency” involving a resident “who had reported allegations regarding mistreatment.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated the resident had lung disease with interventions to “obtain pulse oximetry every shift and when needed, notify the Physician if oxygen saturation is below 90%, and administer oxygen as ordered.” The nursing staff was directed to “observe for worsening Shortness of Breath, and to notify the Physician of any unrelieved or new Shortness of Breath at rest.”
The Podiatry Consultation Report indicated that the resident “was sent from the facility to the podiatry appointment with an empty oxygen tank. The resident’s oxygen saturation was at 90% (normal value is greater than 95%). A review of the Grievance/Concern Report identified that the resident’s “portable oxygen take was empty while the resident was at a doctor’s appointment.”
The report indicates that “the resident returned back to the facility after the appointment and his/her pulse activity was not 90%. The nurse directed the Nurse Aide to bring the resident to his/her room and connect him/her to his/her concentrated oxygen tank.”
The Reportable Event “indicated that upon return to the facility, the resident asked for help with the oxygen but did not receive any assistance from the staff.” The Clinical Record documentation “failed to reflect the amount of oxygen the resident had in a tank [before] leaving the facility or if the resident’s portable oxygen tank had been checked [before] the appointment.”
A review of the Risk Management System reflected that “the facility identified the family and the resident’s concerns were identified as an alleged abuse or neglect.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at St Joseph's 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 Trumbull.
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