Two Nursing Homes Fined After Deaths, Four Others Cited

Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined for violations, including two that resulted in resident deaths. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined Madison House in Madison $2,265 for an incident in which a resident was found face-down and unresponsive in bed. The resident was admitted to the facility in November 2015, according to DPH, with a broken hip. The resident had surgery and subsequently went into cardiogenic shock five days later and required “extensive care,” according to the citation. The resident was found unresponsive Dec.

Five Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined five nursing homes for violations, most of which resulted in injuries to residents. The Springs at Watermark, East Hill, Southbury, was fined $1,300 after two residents were injured. In September 2014, a resident who required an ankle and foot orthotic for transfers and walking – suffered a skin wound due to improper use of the orthotic, according to the DPH. An investigation found that the resident’s care plan lacked documentation about the use of the orthotic, according to the citation. Also, in July 2015, a patient with various diagnoses, including anxiety and a history of falls, was hurt in a fall while being helped to the bathroom, according to the DPH.

Medication Errors, Falls Result In Nursing Home Fines

Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors or residents who fell or sustained broken bones. On Feb. 5, two fines totaling $2,740 were imposed on the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Milford in connection with an incident July 31 in which a resident broke a leg. The resident was diagnosed with a broken leg and bruises on Aug. 1, DPH records show.