Seven Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations that endangered or injured residents.
Talmadge Park Healthcare in East Haven was fined $1,635 after a resident fell from a wheelchair, suffering a broken hip and other injuries. The resident required two-staff assistance with transfers. But on Dec. 26, 2016, a nurse aide was changing the resident when the fall occurred. The resident was taken to a hospital and found to have a broken left hip and six skin tears on the left arm. The nurse aide no longer works at the facility.