Three Nursing Homes Fined Following Falls, Medication Error

Three nursing homes have been fined more than $1,500 each by the state Department of Public Health in connection with residents who fell, broke bones or received the wrong medication. On June 21, Pilgrim Manor of Cromwell was fined $1,930 in connection with three residents who were hospitalized with injuries. One resident suffered a broken hip while being moved that required hospitalization on Dec. 28, DPH’s citation said. The state found that the home failed to complete a thorough assessment when the resident complained of pain and could not bear weight on a leg.

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Five Nursing Homes Fined

Five Connecticut nursing homes received fines of more $1,000 each from the state Department of Public Health in connection with lapses of residents’ care, including cases that led to broken bones. Details of the cases were outlined in citations released Friday by DPH. On Jan. 27, Woodlake at Tolland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was fined $1,580 in connection with lapses in the care of three residents, DPH records show. In October, the nursing staff failed to give a resident with congestive heart failure a diuretic for 14 days, records show.

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