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Three Rivers Rehabilitation and Nursing
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a New London 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 are adequately compensated for your damages.Three Rivers Rehabilitation and Nursing
This center is a 114-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Norwich and New London County, Connecticut. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
60 Crouch Avenue
Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Three Rivers Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Three Rivers Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Connecticut and the federal government have 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.
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported three 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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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date April 4, 2019
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date August 23, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident was free from being physically restrained when the resident became combative with care.” This investigation involved a resident with “memory deficits, difficulty focusing attention, being easily distracted, or having difficulty keeping track of what was being said.”
The Reportable Event Form dated March 24, 2019, indicated that “a Nurse Aide reported she observed another Nurse Aide, [the day before], holding the resident’s crossed wrists to his/her chest while yelling into the resident’s ear.”
The “witnessing Nurse Aide instructed the other Nurse Aide to release the resident, and then she left the room. The report identified the Nurse Aide stated [a resident] hit her in the eye and that is why she held the resident’s hands down.
A review of the Social Services Notes from March 27, 2019, through March 29, 2019, identified that the resident “did not recall the March 23, 2019, incident and stated he/she was fine.” The Nurse Aide’s personnel file reflected that “she received a written warning for improper handling of a resident in a combative state and was in-serviced regarding the Abuse Policy and care of a combative resident.”
The nursing home facility “failed to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the residents were safe and received appropriate care when a licensed nurse was identified as being under the influence of alcohol while on duty.”
Documentation shows that the Director of Nursing had received a report from the 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM Nursing Supervisor. A Registered Nurse (RN) was “observed with the following behaviors or conditions [including] slurred speech, a glazed appearance, was uncoordinated, had slow reflexes, and poor motor coordination.”
A document identified that at approximately 1:00 AM, “a handbag was found in the nourishment room containing a three-quarter empty bottle of distilled vodka and the handbag was noted to belong to [the Registered Nurse].”
The state investigators reviewed written statements from others that identified the Registered Nurse “was acting funny, slurring words, and dropping things.” The staffing roster indicated that the “RN was the only Registered Nurse in the building during that shift. She was the designated Nursing Supervisor as well as the Charge Nurse for one of the units that had a capacity of twenty-five residents.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Three Rivers 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 New London County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Norwich.
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