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Willows Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 90-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Woodbridge and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
225 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525
Willows Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Willows Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Connecticut Official Website Social Work Services Page.
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Woodbridge Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Connecticut and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 April 4, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide necessary assistive devices to prevent an accident during a transfer.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that indicated that the severely, cognitively impaired resident had “signs and symptoms of behaviors of inattention, disorganized thinking, and alter levels of consciousness.”
The resident’s Care Planned for Falls Risk “related to limited mobility and generalized weakness was updated on May 18, 2018. The staff was directed to “not leave the Fall Group (which provide visual observation of a resident’s] until another staff [members] arrives.”
The Nurse Aide Care Card directed the staff to “remind the resident to use the call bell when attempting to ambulate or transfer, bilateral floor mats, to provide the assistance of two people for transfers and one-person assistance with locomotion off and on the unit.” The documentation also directed the staff “to check on the resident seat belt and provide supervision when out of bed.”
Documentation shows that the resident was “at high risk for falls.” The Reportable Event indicated that the resident “had an unwitnessed fall from his/her wheelchair, which resulted in a right femur fracture.” The documentation states that a Nurse Aide “after completing the resident’s morning care, brought the resident to the dining room for close supervision as outlined in a Plan of Care.”
When the “Nurse Aide turned away from [the resident] (not within direct eyesight] supervision of the resident) she/he heard a thump and noticed the resident was on the floor next to his/her wheelchair. Additionally, [the staff] noted the resident was assessed by a Registered Nurse (RN) and noted with no visible injury, unable to move all extremities, denied any pain, and indicated neurological checks were initiated.”
Another Nurse’s Note dated July 14, 2015, indicates that the resident had another fall and “experienced pain in his/her bilateral hip and was noted guarding his/her pelvis while making grimacing faces when repositioned. The Physician was notified of the resident’s change of condition.”
The resident was x-rayed and “transported to the emergency room for an evaluation.” It was noted that the Fall Group Nurse Aide assignment “lacked documentation or evidence that staff monitoring of residents occurred” during the shift.
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