St. Joseph’s Center is a care center for the elderly that has been in business for over 50 years. It is located in Trumbull, Connecticut, and has many different care options that I will discuss below. If your elderly loved one needs more care than your family is able to provide, you might consider a facility like St. Joseph’s Center. You can learn more about this care option here. Keep in mind that this facility received a recent violation, which might be cause for concern.
Violations sometimes occur at care centers and nursing homes. St. Joseph’s Center did receive a recent violation. Here are the details of this issue:
Type of violation: Class A health code violation
Violation description: A nurse aid argued, used threatening language, and removed the call bell of a patient who needed help getting up to use the restroom.
Fine amount: $2,580.00
Date of violation: 3/8/16
Types of Care
St. Joseph’s Center includes short stay care, long-term care, adult day care, transitional care, and independent living. Types of care include respite care, palliative care, audiology, colostomy, dental, personal, podiatry, vision, and wound care. On staff there are attending physicians and registered nurses.
Therapy includes rehabilitative therapy, speech, physical, pet, and occupational therapy. Management services include pain management, case, dietary and nutrition, discharge planning, medication management, individual treatment plans, and interpreter services.
There are private rooms and semi-private rooms available with private bathrooms.
The facility also includes:
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Wellness center
- Beauty salon
- Private dining rooms
- Common areas
- Gift shop
- Dining room
- Mail and newspaper service
- Laundry, spa, and housekeeping
In addition, the facility has earned a bronze quality award from the American Health Care Association, and it is a partner level one with We Honor Veterans. Finally, this facility received a 4 star quality rating (out of 5) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Choosing a Facility
Finding the right facility for an elderly loved one should be a lengthy process. You want to make sure that you do enough research to find the right place. St. Joseph’s Center could be a good option, but keep in mind that this facility did receive a recent violation. Violations could point to issues with a facility, and it could be best to steer clear of these centers as a result. To learn more, you can contact the facility directly. Also consider downloading my free guide to choosing a nursing home, which can help.