CT nursing home ordered to transfer residents after inspection

Health officials investigated the complaints at the Quinnipiac Valley Center on February 10 and found several violations.

HARTFORD, Conn. – A care home in Wallingford has been ordered to move nearly 100 residents out of its facility due to several health and safety issues which health officials say have yet to be addressed.

On Monday, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner order Quinnipiac Valley Center (QVC) in Wallingford to transfer 94 residents from the 180-bed facility.

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DPH is working with the Attorney General’s Office, the state’s long-term care ombudsman program, and a designated temporary manager to ensure residents are transferred safely.

Health officials investigated the complaints at QVC on February 10 and found several violations.

DPH sent a temporary manager, who also reported several violations. The department found seven cases of violations, including a systemic issue with medication errors and poorly trained staff.

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“Any situation of immediate danger is troubling, and most facilities can correct these shortcomings relatively quickly and successfully. Seven cases of immediate danger are unprecedented in Connecticut and absolutely unacceptable,” Commissioner Manisha Juthani said. “We have given QVC ample time to correct the issues and DPH staff are monitoring the facility almost daily. We are no longer confident that the facility can keep its residents safe. Moving people from their homes in the short term Notice is a serious action that we do not take lightly, but we believe this order is necessary to ensure the safety of all residents there.

If the QVC does not comply with transferring its residents and correcting its violations, they run the risk of the facility’s license being suspended or revoked, according to DPH.

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