Boston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Boston Nursing Home Abuse LawyerThe greater Boston area is home to over 172 nursing homes and it is the goal of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC’ Boston nursing home attorneys to make sure that every one of them provides the dignity and quality of care that your loved ones deserve. In an effort to keep you up to date on current nursing care concerns and to help you avoid placing the people you care about in homes that have a history of mistreating patients, we have compiled information on the lowest rated facilities. Only by choosing to do your business elsewhere can we send a collective message to for profit nursing chains that our loved ones’ health is more important than their profit margins.

Boston Senior Demographics

Aside from its historic significance, Boston is a center for education with numerous universities with an international reach in the areas of law, medicine, business and engineering. It is also one of the most expensive places to live and raise a family in the United States. Its population of roughly 668,000 includes over 68,000 seniors and the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area is home to over 4.7 million people.

Seniors who are looking to remain active and healthy or who need access to various forms of assistance are able to access numerous programs through the City of Boston’s Elderly Commission. The commission provides access to community based services through senior centers throughout the city and you can learn more by calling (617) 635-4366 or visiting https://www.boston.gov/departments/elderly-commission.

Boston Nursing Homes

Since the Boston area is home to so many nursing homes, our Boston nursing injury lawyers have focused on providing you with information on the most poorly rated facilities using information provided by Medicare’s nursing home compare tool. If you would like to see how any facility rates before placing a loved one under its care, you can access the latest Medicare ratings for all facilities in the area at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

Spaulding Nursing & Therapy Center- North End
70 Fulton Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 726-9701

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite a nearly perfect staff quality rating, this facility received single star ratings in all other areas of assessment. In order to become a viable nursing center, marked improvements must be made to its quality measures and health and safety record.

Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
932 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 889-2250

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: It is much less surprising to see for-profit facilities receive negative marks because of their penchant for reducing staff levels to bare minimums. This center has a mediocre staff, a poor health inspection history and quality measures that are in need of improvements.

Life Care Center of Stoneham
25 Woodland Road
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 662-2545

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The biggest concern here is an abysmal health inspection history, but understaffing may be a concern as well. Its staff only received an “average” rating, which means improvements can definitely be made; and until the center turns around its health and safety record, it should be avoided.

Golden Living Center- Melrose
40 Martin Street
Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 665-7050

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The Golden Living Center chain operates numerous nursing centers in multiple states and has a record of poor care across many of its homes. Understaffing is often linked to its numerous health and safety violations and the inability to ensure that all patients receive the same level of care at this facility.

Quincy Health and Rehabilitation Center
11 McGrath Highway
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 479-2820

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This nursing center has demerits in all categories, including staff quality, quality measures and its health inspection history. Its health and safety score is a single star, which means patients are at risk of injury due to the spread of infection or other environmental hazards.

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab- Highgate
10 Carematrix Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 461-9663

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: With a horrible health inspection history and quality measures that scored a single star, it is no surprise that this facility received such a low score overall. Its staff assessment received the highest rating, but was still mediocre.

Harborview Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
1 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Cohasset, MA 02025
(781) 383-9060

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite average quality measures and staff, this facility has numerous health and safety violations. Environmental hazards can include the spread of disease, the presence of trip or fall hazards or poor hygienic practices.

The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
56 Liberty Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-2700

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A staff quality rating of only two stars can easily explain this facility’s horrible health inspection record and one star rating overall. For profit nursing homes need to hire and train properly equipped staffs to ensure patients receive the care they deserve and are guaranteed, even if it hurts the bottom line a little.

Wingate at Sudbury Rehab & Skilled Nursing Residence
136 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-2722

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This is yet another facility on our list that has a history of health and safety violations. Improvements to staff quality and quality measures may address the concern, but its owners need to make the proper investment for this to happen.

Walden Health and Rehabilitation Center
785 Main Street
West Concord, MA 01742
(978) 396-6889

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A facility plagued with health inspection deficiencies, this center can also make considerable improvements to its quality measures and staff.

The Guardian Center
888 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 587-6556

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The primary concern here is an unacceptable health and safety record, but mediocre staff and quality measures ratings give reason for pause as well.

Care One at Essex Park
265 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-3260

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The amount of health inspection violations this facility has against it makes it unviable if you are searching for a quality nursing home that will look after your loved ones’ needs. Additionally, its staff quality rating is mediocre at best.

Blaire House of Tewksbury
10 Erlin Terrace
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 851-3121

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A quality measures score of only two stars and one star health inspection rating may be the result of an overworked and underemployed staff.

Common Nursing Injuries

Most of the facilities our Boston nursing injury lawyers have covered above have been cited for health inspection deficiencies which place patients at risk of injury. These risks can come from biological threats such as the spread of infection or disease through poor hygiene practices, the improper preparation of food and the exposure of patients to contaminants. Other risks include trip or fall hazards, such as low-rise furniture, wet floors and clutter.

The injuries that your loved ones can suffer due to poor nursing care include any of the following.

  • The development or worsening of bedsores. Pressure ulcers are one of the most preventable injuries in the nursing care industry and are the direct result of neglecting to move patients at regular intervals.
  • Fractures occurring during falls or trips. In many cases, patients who fall encounter some form of environmental hazard or are unsupervised when attempting to move or walk.
  • The development of infections or communicable diseases. Facilities cited for health and safety violations are more likely to expose patients to contaminants that can threaten their safety through the spread of bacteria or viruses.
  • Dehydration or malnutrition. There have been instances where patients did not receive meals on a regular basis or were not provided access to liquids because staff members were too stretched for resources to be able to serve every patient.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provides award winning legal services to the families of nursing abuse across the entire country and our attorneys have been able to recover compensation on behalf of thousands of victims. If you believe that your loved one is the victim of abuse, neglect or negligence of any kind, it is possible that you can hold the offending nursing facility accountable and recover the compensation you need to ensure your loved one is able to receive the care he or she needs to heal and cope.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our qualified Boston nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys so that we can gather the information we need to investigate your claim. We will review all of your legal options with you and let you know what steps you should take next. Since our attorneys work on a contingency basis, you are also guaranteed results or our services will be free of charge.

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