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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, incidents of Connecticut nursing home abuse and neglect seem to be on the rise. If you suspect that your loved one or another resident in the facility is being abused or mistreated, do not hesitate to take action. Contacting authorities can often be the only way to stop abuse and to keep future residents out of harm’s way. It is against the law for any person to abuse or neglect residents of a nursing home facility, including staff, family members, volunteers, guardians or other residents of the home.

How To Report Nursing Home Abuse

To begin exploring your legal options if you suspect the abuse of your loved one, complete the Free Case Evaluation form of this page.

Filing A Nursing Home Abuse Report

It is important to include as many details as possible when writing a Connecticut nursing home abuse report. There needs to be enough information in order to spark an investigation into your claim.

Make sure that the report is in writing (not just a verbal report) and that it is dated. It is critical that you keep copies of the report in case the original is lost or tampered with. When writing the report, be sure to include the following:

  • Who: Include the names, ages and addresses of any victims; the name of the facility where the abuse took place; All individuals charged with the care of any victims; and a detailed description of the individual you believe has committed the abuse.
  • What: Describe as accurately as possible the nature of the abuse, including signs of physical abuse and an estimation of how long you believe the abuse has been occurring.
  • Where: Record where you believe the abuse to have taken place; for example, the resident’s room, in the dining hall, etc.
  • When: As best as possible, account for the times and dates of all instances of abuse.

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Connecticut Nursing Home Abuse Contacts

According to The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center, the following individuals, state agencies and citizen advocacy groups should be contacted if you suspect that your loved one has suffered abuse in a Connecticut nursing home facility.

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Nancy B. Shaffer State LTC Ombudsman CT Dept. of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street, 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Local and Regional Ombudsman Dan Lerman Regional Ombudsman 249 Thomaston Ave., 10th Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
Local and Regional Ombudsman Maggie Erwald Regional Director Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Local and Regional Ombudsmen Cristina MacGillis Regional Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Local and Regional Ombudsmen Kimberly Massey Regional Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
1057 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Local and Regional Ombudsmen Michael Michalski Regional Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Local and Regional Ombudsmen Mairead Phillips and Dan Lerman Regional Ombudsmen 249 Thomaston Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06702
Local and Regional Ombudsmen Brenda Torres Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
414 Chapel Street, Ste. 301
New Haven, CT 06511
Office on Aging Pamela Giannini Department of Social Services
Elderly Services Division
25 Sigourney Street, 10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Licensure and Certifications Marianne Horn Director Connecticut Department of Health
Division of Health Systems Regulation
410 Capitol Ave., MS#12 HSR
Hartford, CT 06134
Medicaid Fraud Unit Control John C. DeMattia Director Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Connecticut
Office of the Chief State’s Attorney
300 Corporate Place
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator Tresti Quiller Department of Public Health
NHA Licensure
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06314
Medicaid Agency David Parella Director CT Dept. of Social Services – Med. Assistance
Dept of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Quality Improvement Organization Marcia K. Petrillo Chief Executive Officer Qualidigm
100 Roscommon Drive, Ste. 200
Middletown, CT 06457
Protection and Advocacy System James McGaughey Executive Director Office of P&A for Persons with Disabilities
60 B Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Adult Protective Service Agency Dorian Long Manager Elder Rights Program
Dept. of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Learn More: Contact A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Once filing a nursing home abuse complaint is complete, you should consider your legal options for pursuing justice. It is important for nursing home abuse victims and their families to speak to an elder negligence attorney who is well-versed in Connecticut law and is familiar with Connecticut’s facilities.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we offer free case evaluations for anyone who believes that they may have cause to file an abuse claim. During an evaluation, one of our attorneys will assess the merits of your claim and guide you on the best course of action in pursuing legal remedies for your situation.

If you choose to hire our firm to pursue your nursing home abuse claim, there is never any cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim. Our attorneys are committed to helping elder abuse victims fight for their rights, obtain the compensation they deserve for their ordeal and, most importantly, put an end to the abuse. For more information on the legal rights which may be available to nursing home abuse victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our legal professionals, complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page. You can also call 800-PERKINS.

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