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Elaine Center at Hadley Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Elaine Center at Hadley Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a 154-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Hadley and Hampshire County, Massachusetts. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
20 North Maple Street
Hadley, Massachusetts 01035
Elaine Center at Hadley Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Elaine Center at Hadley Nursing Home 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
The federal government and surveyors and Massachusetts have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Massachusetts Reporting Elder Abuse & Neglect Webpage.
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Hadley Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date November 9, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to notify the Physician of a significant weight loss for [the resident].” A review of the resident’s electronic Medical Records indicated that October 1, 2018, the resident weighed 117 pounds.
One month later, on November 1, 2018, the resident weighed 108 pounds, indicating that the resident had lost more than 5% of their weight over thirty days. However, when the surveyors reviewed the resident’s clinical record there “was no recent review by the Physician addressing the significant weight loss.”
The facility Unit Manager reviewed the electronically documented weight record in the company of the surveyor. The Unit Manager said that “the nursing staff should notify the Physician, Dietitian and the resident’s Health Care Proxy of the recent significant weight loss, but they did not.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated February 12, 2019, the nursing home “failed to notify the resident’s attending Physician and responsible person when it was reported [that the resident] had spilled hot coffee on him/herself.” The resident “was noted to have a reddened area on his/her chest, which resulted in a delay of treatment and healing.”
The investigation indicated that a nurse assessed the resident and “noted a reddened area on his/her chest and thought the area looked fungal in nature.” The nurse “did not note any coffee spilled on [the resident’s] shirt.” The investigation indicated that the nurse “updated the provider. This [response] was not consistent with [the nurse’s] interview, who told the surveyor that she did not notify the Physician or Nurse Practitioner” as required by law.
The surveyors interviewed the Nurse Practitioner who had assessed the resident’s chest and diagnosed a burn before ordering medication cream to prevent infection. There “was no documentation at the time of the survey to indicate [that the nurse] notified the resident’s attending Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or responsible person” indicating that the resident “had spilled hot coffee in his/her chest and sustained a reddened area.”
Abused at Elaine Center at Hadley Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Elaine Center at Hadley Nursing Home? Contact the Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hampshire County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hadley.
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