A New Haven nursing home is facing fines following reports that residents were using cocaine.
By Chris Rhatigan , Patch Staff
A New Haven nursing home has been fined by the state after revelations that residents were using cocaine, according to Connecticut Health I-Team.
The state Department of Public Health fined RegalCare $1,680 after four residents tested positive for the drug. In April of last year, DPH said one resident tested positive for cocaine after they handed a dollar bill with white powder on it to another resident, according to Connecticut Health I-Team.
A physician ordered several interventions, including that the resident's room be searched every three days but it was only searched on two occasions.
Also in May 2018, a resident was found on the facility's floor with a large hematoma and was unresponsive for two minutes. The resident tested positive for cocaine and opiates, Connecticut Health I-Team reported.
In another incident, a methadone clinic reported that a resident of the the nursing home had tested positive for cocaine. The resident had obtained the drug from another resident who had gotten it from a nurse aide, who was later fired.
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