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DPH Fines Three Nursing Homes Following Lapses In Care

The state has cited and fined three nursing homes for various violations, including mismanagement of medication.

The state Department of Public Health fined Apple Rehab Rocky Hill $3,000 for seven incidents. One incident on Oct. 27, 2016, involved a resident's hospitalization for an uncontrolled nosebleed. DPH found staff had mismanaged the resident's anticoagulant medication prescriptions.

The resident, who suffered from congestive heart failure and other ailments, was supposed to be taken off Coumadin and begin taking Xarelto on Oct. 20, according to the citation. From Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, the resident received neither medication and then was given both medications in...