Nursing homes are supposed to be places where seniors can receive the care and support they need to live comfortably and safely. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some nursing homes in Connecticut have been cited for dangerous and neglectful practices, putting the health and well-being of their residents at risk.
One example is the Canaan Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Canaan, Connecticut. In 2019, the nursing home was cited by the Connecticut Department of Public Health for failing to properly administer medication to its residents. In one instance, a resident was given the wrong dosage of insulin, resulting in a hospitalization. The nursing home was also cited for having inadequate staffing levels, which can lead to neglect and a lack of attention to the needs of residents.
Another example is the Bristol Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bristol, Connecticut. In 2018, the nursing home was cited by the state for failing to properly supervise a resident who later fell and sustained serious injuries. The nursing home was also cited for having inadequate infection control practices, which can lead to the spread of illness among residents.
It's important for families to thoroughly research and visit potential nursing homes before making a decision. The Connecticut Department of Public Health maintains a list of nursing homes with citations for violations, which can be a helpful resource for finding a safe and reputable facility. It's also a good idea to speak with current and former residents and their families to get an idea of the level of care and treatment at the facility.
It's heartbreaking to think of seniors being mistreated or neglected in nursing homes. By doing your research and advocating for your loved ones, you can help ensure they receive the high-quality care they deserve.