Stamford, Shelton nursing homes fined following deaths

MedicalSTAMFORD, Conn. – A Stamford nursing home has been fined $5,160 in connection with its handling of emergency procedures when a resident died in January.

And a Shelton nursing home was fined $3,000 in connection with a resident who died Jan. 22 without CPR being initiated.

On Feb. 22, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) fined Long Ridge Post-Acute Care in Stamford $3,000 in connection with a resident who died on Jan. 24 without having CPR performed because there was a “do not resuscitate” order on file. The home then discovered a discrepancy in its records because the resident had asked a doctor in advance to have CPR done and to be hospitalized if needed, the citation said.

In a second citation issued the same day, Long Ridge was fined $2,160 in connection with the same resident’s death.

See the complete story at Connecticut Health I-Team.

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