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The Suffield House Rehabilitation and Nursing
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected in a safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Hartford County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.The Suffield House Rehabilitation and Nursing
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Suffield and Hartford County, Connecticut. The 128-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1 Canal Rd
Suffield, Connecticut 06078
The Suffield House Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Suffield House Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, palliative care, respite care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $10,377 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Connecticut have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Suffield House Rehabilitation and Nursing for $10,377 on September 25, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSuffield Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 August 24, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to investigate or report an allegation of mistreatment.” The state investigators reviewed a facility grievance log that identified the resident had reported “that a 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM Nurse Aide was very rough [with] care, pulling and pushing on his/her right shoulder and hip.”
The resident also stated that the nursing aide “tossed a wet washcloth on to his/her abdomen. The resident complained of increased pain to the right shoulder and hip on the 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM shift the following day.”
The Director of Nursing Services identified that he/she “did not report this allegation to the State Agency” as required by law. The Director also identified that he/she “conducts an investigation and keeps the notes in a soft file [but that he/she] did not report this allegation to the State Agency because after investigating, he/she did not feel it rose to the level of abuse.”
The nursing home facility “failed to ensure supervision was provided in the bathroom to prevent a fall.” The investigation involved a resident “identified with a problem with falls related to muscle weakness, decreased strength and balance, a history of falls, decreased safety awareness, and decreased hearing and vision.”
The Reportable Event Form from July 10, 2018, indicated that the resident “was on the toilet and told the Nurse Aide to give him/her a few minutes by himself/herself on the toilet. Upon [the Nurse Aide] reentering the bathroom to assist [the resident, the resident] was noted to be on the floor on his/her right side, in front of the toilet and attempting to self-transfer.”
The resident did not use the call bell during the event. The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at The Suffield House Rehabilitation and Nursing? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hartford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Suffield.
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