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Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center
This facility is a 164-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Medford and Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
120 Murray Street
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Glen Ridge 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
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
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
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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date February 6, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date February 6, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure staff provided care [following] professional standards by failing to properly store nebulizer equipment.” For one resident, “the facility failed to ensure that the nebulizer mask was properly stored when not used to minimize the risk of infection.”
The survey team observed the resident’s nebulizer mask lying on the bedside table uncovered on February 1, 2018, 11:35 AM. The date on the mask was January 29, 2018.” The following day, the surveyors again observed the resident’s nebulizer mask lying “on the bedside table uncovered, dated January 29, 2018.”
Later in the afternoon, the surveyors observed the resident “with the nebulizer mask on, and the tape on the nebulizer was dated January 29, 2018.” The Unit Manager “entered the room and took the nebulizer mask from the resident and placed on top of the machine uncovered. She exited the room and returned with a plastic bag and placed the dirty nebulizer mask in the plastic bag.”
The Unit Manager said that “the nebulizer mask should be stored in the bag when not used. She said that there was no bag available in the resident’s room, and she was not aware that the mask had been stored improperly. She said she would replace the mask.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure proper infection control practices were present in the care and treatment of [a resident’s medical condition] and during medication administration and environmental cleaning of one of four resident care units.”
For one resident, “the facility failed to ensure the prevention and spread of infection during a PICC line dressing change for [the resident].”
On January 29, 2018, the resident stated that they had an infection of the left lateral foot that was excised and cultured. The resident stated just before noon that they would be getting a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) inserted.
The surveyors observed the initial sterile dressing change performed by a medication nurse and the second-floor nurse manager. The team used a sterile dressing kit that contained two masks. The nurse donned the first mask, and the nurse manager donned the second mass during the procedure. However, the resident “did not wear mask and did not turn his/her head during the dressing change.” The nurse confirmed that “the resident should have been given the second mask.”
Abused at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Glen Ridge 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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