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Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a New Haven County nursing facility, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 90-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of East Haven and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
38 Talmadge Avenue
East Haven, Connecticut 06512
Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing 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, cardio care, palliative and hospice care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $11,445 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both Connecticut and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,125 fine on June 11, 2018, and a $3,320 fine on June 22, 2017, for a total of $11,445.
This nursing facility received four complaints and self-reported five 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 ConsultationEast Haven Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 22, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date June 11, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide care [safety] to prevent a fall with injury, and failed to ensure the environment [is] free of accident hazards.” This investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of two staff with dressing, personal hygiene, and locomotion on and off the unit.”
The resident’s Care Plan identified “decreased function mobility and cognitive deficits. Interventions include to transfer [the resident] out of bed with the assistance of two staff to an adapted Tilt-in-Space wheelchair.”
The Incident/Incident Report identified that a Nursing Aide attempted, without assistance, to remove the resident’s “pants while the resident was seated in the wheelchair.” The resident “slid off the wheelchair to the floor and sustained multiple skin tears, a laceration to the left side of the head, and a fractured left hip.”
The nursing home facility “failed to implement their Abuse Policies when there was an allegation of abuse.” A late entry Progress Note dated April 11, 2018, by a Registered Nurse (RN) noted that the Rehabilitation Director had reported to her that a Nurse Aide “had yelled at a resident.”
The Reportable Event Form noted that “the facility Therapist alleged [a Nurse Aide] was verbally inappropriate toward [a resident and another person], and that the incident had not been reported to the Director of Nursing Services” until two days later. The report further reflected “the Police Department was notified of the incident.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing 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 East Haven.
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