Four Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

Four nursing homes have been fined at least $1,000 by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) in connection with residents being cut, neglected or abused by a worker or another resident. On Sept. 9, Walnut Hill Care Center in New Britain was fined $1,300 for failing to closely monitor an abusive resident, the DPH citation said. For four days in June, the resident was verbally abusive, punched another resident and bragged that “I can hit anybody I want to,” the DPH citation said. The home medicated the resident and twice sent the person to a hospital emergency room for evaluation.