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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

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.

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

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.

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 OmbudsmanNancy B. ShafferState LTC OmbudsmanCT Dept. of Social Services

25 Sigourney Street, 12th Floor

Hartford, CT 06106

860-424-5238
Local and Regional OmbudsmanDan LermanRegional Ombudsman249 Thomaston Ave., 10th Floor

Waterbury, CT 06702

203-597-4181
Local and Regional OmbudsmanMaggie ErwaldRegional DirectorLong-Term Care Ombudsman Program

3580 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06120

860-723-1352
Local and Regional OmbudsmenCristina MacGillisRegional OmbudsmanLong-Term Care Ombudsman Program

3580 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06120

860-723-1124
Local and Regional OmbudsmenKimberly MasseyRegional OmbudsmanLong-Term Care Ombudsman Program

1057 Broad Street

Bridgeport, CT 06604

203-551-5530
Local and Regional OmbudsmenMichael MichalskiRegional OmbudsmanLong-Term Care Ombudsman Program

3580 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06120

860-723-1390
Local and Regional OmbudsmenMairead Phillips and Dan LermanRegional Ombudsmen249 Thomaston Ave.

Waterbury, CT 06702

203-597-4181
Local and Regional OmbudsmenBrenda TorresLong-Term Care Ombudsman Program

414 Chapel Street, Ste. 301

New Haven, CT 06511

203-974-3030
Office on AgingPamela GianniniDepartment of Social Services

Elderly Services Division

25 Sigourney Street, 10th Floor

Hartford, CT 06106

860-424-5277
Licensure and CertificationsMarianne HornDirectorConnecticut Department of Health

Division of Health Systems Regulation

410 Capitol Ave., MS#12 HSR

Hartford, CT 06134

860-509-7405
Medicaid Fraud Unit ControlJohn C. DeMattiaDirectorMedicaid Fraud Control Unit of Connecticut

Office of the Chief State’s Attorney

300 Corporate Place

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

860-258-5986
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home AdministratorTresti QuillerDepartment of Public Health

NHA Licensure

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06314

860-509-7579
Medicaid AgencyDavid ParellaDirectorCT Dept. of Social Services – Med. Assistance

Dept of Social Services

25 Sigourney Street

Hartford, CT 06106

860-424-5116
Quality Improvement OrganizationMarcia K. PetrilloChief Executive OfficerQualidigm

100 Roscommon Drive, Ste. 200

Middletown, CT 06457

860-632-2008
Protection and Advocacy SystemJames McGaugheyExecutive DirectorOffice of P&A for Persons with Disabilities

60 B Weston Street

Hartford, CT 06120

860-297-4300
Adult Protective Service AgencyDorian LongManagerElder Rights Program

Dept. of Social Services

25 Sigourney Street

Hartford, CT 06106

860-424-5022

Contact an Experienced Connecticut 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 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 Review form on this page.