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Watertown Convalarium Health and Rehabilitation Center
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 Litchfield 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.Watertown Convalarium Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Watertown and Litchfield County, Connecticut. The 46-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
560 Woodbury Road
Watertown, Connecticut 06795
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Watertown Convalarium Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $10,318 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Connecticut and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or 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 Watertown Convalarium Health and Rehabilitation Center for $10,318 on November 29, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 05, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
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 ConsultationWatertown 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, one 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 November 29, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident was assessed for the use of side rails.” This investigation involved multiple residents, including a cognitively impaired resident who “was independent for bed mobility, was frequently incontinent of bowel and bladder function and was at risk for developing a pressure ulcer.”
The surveyors made intermittent observations on November 26, 2018, November 27, 2018, and November 29, 2018, when the resident “was [observed] in bed with padded side rails, top-up, bottom down. However, further observation identified that although the lower side rail was down, approximately six inches of the lower side rail extended above the level of the mattress.”
A review of the resident’s clinical record failed to identify “a side rail assessment for [the resident].” The Director of Nursing Services stated that “the facility used to do side rail assessments, but for an unexplainable reason, stopped doing side rail assessments.” The Director further identified that “the facility had not assessed that the side rails do not prevent [the resident] from getting out of bed.”Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 29, 2018
The nursing home facility “failed to provide care and services for the treatment and prevention of a pressure ulcer.” This investigation involved a resident who “was at risk for developing a pressure ulcer.”
Multiple Nurse’s Notes that were reviewed revealed that the resident had medical conditions that required hospitalization for “both legs,” Including “an open area to the right buttocks that measured 1.0 cm x 0.3 cm.” A skin assessment indicated “a Stage II pressure ulcer to the right buttock that measured 1.0 cm x 0.3 cm.”
However, the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) assessment identified the severely impaired resident “was at risk for pressure ulcer development and did not have a pressure ulcer.”
However, the resident’s Care Plan “identified [the resident as] at risk for skin breakdown related to incontinence and indicated no open and red areas. Interventions include observing and reporting any open and red areas, elevating heels in bed, and skin prep to the left outer ankle.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Watertown Convalarium Health 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 Litchfield County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Watertown.
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