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Holyoke Healthcare Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The Massachusetts Nursing Home Law Center attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Hampden County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Holyoke Healthcare Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a 102-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Holyoke and Hampden County, Massachusetts. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
282 Cabot Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Holyoke Healthcare Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Holyoke Healthcare Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes restorative services, and short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $7,036 for substandard care
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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Holyoke Healthcare Center Nursing Home for $7,036 on October 23, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility self-reported three serious problems 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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Holyoke Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Massachusetts Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 three 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 October 23, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 17, 2017
The facility “failed to ensure that [one resident] was free from abuse, when he/she was physically restrained by two staff members with the bath blanket for approximately ten to fifteen minutes so they could perform incontinence care.” During that time, the resident “continued to be combative and upset while he/she was restrained with a bath blanket.”
On May 13, 2018, the resident “became confused, combative during care, was striking out and hitting staff.” A nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) restrained the resident’s “hands and arms with a bath blanket, enabling [a second CNA to complete the resident’s] incontinence care without getting hit.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated April 8, 2018, indicating that the severely, cognitively impaired resident “had hallucinations, exhibits physical and verbal behavior directed at others, was a two-person physical assist with bed mobility and he/she was non-ambulatory.”
The nursing staff was directed to provide the aggressive or agitated resident with space and “stand aside to give him/her time to calm down.” The internal investigation indicated that the nurse had instructed the CNA to fold a bath blanket in half and put part of it around the resident’s shoulders and arms and then wrapped the other side of the blanket, so the staff could change the resident’s soiled brief.
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure one employee “was verified by the State Nurse Aide Registry Check, as required by law.” The investigators reviewed one employee’s records with a hire date of July 5, 2017, that indicated “a State Nurse Aide Registry Check was not conducted [before their] date of hire.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Holyoke Healthcare Center Nursing Home? Contact the Massachusetts nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hampden County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Holyoke.
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