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Courtyard Nursing Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Courtyard Nursing Care Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 224-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Medford and Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
200 Governors Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Courtyard Nursing Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Courtyard Nursing Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Massachusetts Reporting Elder Abuse & Neglect Webpage.
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Medford Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Massachusetts and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 4, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent an incident of neglect when [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] knowingly transferred the resident with a ‘sit to stand’ mechanical lift (which requires two staff members) alone. As a result of the inappropriate transfer, [the resident] sustained skin tears to his/her right arm and right leg.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident requires the assistance of two staff members “with the ‘sit to stand’ mechanical lift device for transfers.” The facility’s Prevent Summary Report dated February 10, 2019, indicate that just before midnight, the resident alleged that the CNA “transferred him/her roughly, and as a result, he/she sustained skin tears to his/her right arm and right leg. The summary indicated the event was an allegation of physical abuse.”
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated during an interview with the surveyors that “she knew it was facility policy to use two staff members for mechanical lift transfers.” She said that on that day some time at the beginning of the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift, “she transferred the resident from his/her wheelchair to the bed using a ‘sit-to-stand’ mechanical lift without a second staff member present.”
The CNA stated that after she got the resident to the bed, she tried to roll the resident “over in the bed to provide care and [the resident] began hitting her on her arms.” The CNA said that the resident “was yelling and screaming and continued to try to hit and kicked her, which was when she noticed [the resident] had skin tears to his/her right arm and leg.”
The survey team interviewed the resident who stated that the CNA had caused the skin tears “to his/her right arm and right leg.” The resident stated that he/she was afraid of the CNA “and wanted her to leave him/her alone.”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Administrator, who said that “there should be two staff for all transfer using a ‘sit-to-stand’ mechanical lift.” The Director of Nursing stated that “facility policies indicate staff is required to use to assist for transfers using a ‘sit to stand’ mechanical lift and staff accused of abuse would be suspended pending investigation.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Courtyard Nursing Care Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Courtyard Nursing Care Center? Contact the Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Middlesex County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Medford.
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