Nursing home neglect is a growing concern in Connecticut

Many people in the U.S. live well into their 70s, 80s or even 90s. However, as a person ages their health may deteriorate. When this happens, they may need to reside in a nursing home where they can receive the around-the-clock care they need. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide adequate care, which could lead to resident harm. In April 2018, the Connecticut Department of Health issued an order to a nursing home in the state, requiring that the facility employ an independent nurse consultant and dictating the minimum number of staff per residents the facility must maintain. This order came after the facility was inspected, revealing several violations of resident care and safety standards. This is not a common move by the DPH. However, it addresses the burgeoning issue of substandard care being provided at many nursing homes due to low staffing numbers and untrained caregivers. Between 2015 and 2018, 247 nursing homes received citations from the DPH due to issues…

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