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Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the New Haven County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 150-certified bed home providing care to residents of Waterbury and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
128 Cedar Avenue
Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, respite care, high flow oxygen, peritoneal dialysis, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $39,547 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Connecticut and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $20,501 fine on March 14, 2019, a $8,294 fine on March 14, 2019, a $7,150 fine on February 21, 2018, and a $3,602 fine on March 03, 2017, for a total of $39,547.
This nursing facility received nine 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWaterbury 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 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 23, 2019
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 14, 2019
The state investigators identified deficient practices. A resident’s Care Plan dated February 23, 2019, identified “a smoking Care Plan [where] the resident would exhibit safe smoking habits and follow safe smoking practices set up by staff.” However, on December 31, 2018, the resident was found “smoking unsupervised.”
The resident’s smoking assessment indicated that the resident “was independently able to shut off oxygen, remove the oxygen tubing [before] smoking, was able to light, hold, and extinguish the cigarette safely.” However, the resident “must be supervised by staff, a volunteer or family member at all times when smoking and must request smoking materials from the staff.”
A Nursing Note from May 21, 2019, identified that around 4:55 PM, “the Charge Nurse was notified by a Nurse Aide who brought [the resident] to the unit, that the resident smelled like burnt hair. An assessment identified a left neck burn. The area was red, swollen, and a slight blister on the left ear, that was painful to touch, was noted.”
The “facility neglected to provide care [according] to a Plan of Care” involving residents who “were dependent on staff for personal hygiene, incontinence care, and turning and repositioning.”
The surveyors determined that “all other interventions directed to encourage the resident to participate in care, [but] the Care Plan failed to reflect interventions regarding the provision of turning and repositioning and incontinent care.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent New Haven County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Waterbury.
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