State: Nursing Home Skipped Medications

DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) _ State health officials have fined a Danielson nursing home for failing to provide patients with prescribed doses of medication for heart disease, dementia and other conditions.

The Hartford Courant reports ( ) that inspectors at Regency Heights, a 190-bed facility, listed 18 patients who received only a portion of the drugs prescribed to them over the previous three to four months. Several hundred doses had been omitted from treatment.

The Public Health Department fined Regency Heights $3,000, the maximum for a class B violation, which is a condition that presents “a probability of death or serious harm in the reasonably foreseeable future.”

In a statement, the center said its own internal investigation uncovered concerns about the administration of medication. The center said it notified the Department of Health and cooperated in the state’s investigation.
Information from: The Hartford Courant,

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