Uncasville Nursing Home Fined Following Patient's Falls

Six nursing homes in  Connecticut have been accused of violating a resident's privacy, verbally abusing residents and for violations that resulted in residents' injuries. One of the six is in Uncasville. Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center in Uncasville was fined $7,800 after a resident with dementia fell several times between Aug. 16, 2018, and June 7, 2019. The resident suffered injuries, including an ankle fracture on Aug. 21, 2018, when an aide failed to follow instructions to move the resident with two staffers, rather than one.

In addition,  the Whitney Center in Hamden was fined $6,120 after a nurse aide used her personal cellphone to take a picture of a resident being transferred to a shower chair with a Hoyer lift last summer, according to a citation issued by the state Department of Public Health. Apple Rehab West Haven was fined $7,440 after two charge nurses witnessed a nurse aide verbally abusing a resident in December of 2018,. The Laurel Ridge Health Care Center in Ridgefield was fined $6,960 after a resident suffered a subdural hematoma in a fall, C-HIT reported. Harrington Court in Colchester was fined $2,160 after a resident with dementia left the facility twice. And Bridgeport Health Care Center was fined $1 after staff failed to call 911 when a resident passed away.

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