Three Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

Three Connecticut nursing homes have been cited and fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations, including two instances in which residents were physically injured. Wilton Meadows Health Care Center was fined $1,160 for an incident that took place in May 2014. A resident, whose diagnoses included quadriplegia and Alzheimer’s dementia, suffered a broken arm after a nursing assistant at the Wilton facility moved the resident to a bed using a lift without any assistance, according to DPH. The nursing assistant claimed all the other nursing assistants were busy at the time and unable to help move the resident. When using the lift the nursing assistant was supposed to have help from another staff member, according to the citation.