Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Medication Error After Staffing Cuts

nursing home neglect in NJ and PABishops Corner Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in West Hartford, Connecticut is facing a $710 fine for failing to properly administer antibiotic medications that were prescribed by a doctor to a severely demented patient who was experiencing wheezing accompanied by a cough. According to the facility’s nursing director, the medication was “not available in the medication cart and the nurses failed to check with their supervisor.” In another incident of nursing home neglect, two nurses’ aides improperly used a mechanical Hoyer lift to move a patient and the resident slid out of the sling, fell on the floor, and bumped the back of his head, suffering a hemorrhage. After the incident, the staff was retrained on how to properly use the lift.

Parent Company Starts Large Round of Layoffs

These two incidents occurred after a large round of layoffs for the facility. In the beginning of August, Bishops Corner Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation’s parent company, Omega Healthcare Investors, laid off 81 employees from their several nursing home facilities in Connecticut. This was the first round of 575 employees that are to lose their jobs. With the bad economy, layoffs are inevitable, but facility administrators need to make sure that care does not suffer as a result. It is clear that this nursing home neglect could have been prevented if the staff was trained properly and had not been spread so thin.

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is currently a resident of a nursing home or care facility and you are worried that they are not receiving their medication, or that the care they are receiving is negligent, abusive, or inadequate, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

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