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Life Care Center of the North Shore Nursing Home
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Essex County nursing facility, contact the Massachusetts Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of the North Shore Nursing Home
This facility is a 123-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Lynn and Essex County, Massachusetts. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
111 Birch Street
Lynn, Massachusetts 01902
Life Care Center of the North Shore Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of the North Shore Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Both the federal government and the state of Massachusetts have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of the North Shore Nursing Home for $5,515 on October 13, 2016, citing substandard care.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Massachusetts long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date January 16, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to maintain documentation that an allegation of verbal abuse was thoroughly investigated.” The resident “was observed throughout the survey (January 8, 2018, through January 16, 2018). During interviews on January 8, 2018, and January 9, 2018, the resident reported to the surveyor that the staff treats her well, and there were no concerns.”
On July 5, 2017, “the facility reported an alleged incident of verbal abuse involving [the same resident] to the Department of Public Health. The facility reported that “that resident] alleges that a male staff member wearing green told her to shut up and go to his bed at 2:00 AM on July 5, 2017.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility Investigation Documentation that indicated “that the alleged violation was not valid as [no associates were matching] the resident’s description who was on the property during the time mentioned.” However, “the facility failed to maintain complete documentation that the incident was thoroughly investigated despite the facility’s conclusion.”
A review of the investigation report revealed that it “did not indicate went on and to whom the resident first reported the allegation. The investigation did not indicate when the immediate supervisor or Charge Nurse was notified of the allegation.”
The “facility did not complete an incident report with the information required by the facility’s Abuse Prevention Policy.” The facility “did not designate a resident advocate to support the resident to [protect] the resident’s feelings about the incident and the resident’s reaction to their involvement in the investigation as required per the facility policy.”
The survey team noted that “there were no other staff witnesses other than they “only staff member, a nurse, who was on duty at the time of the allegation.” The facility had obtained “a written statement from one staff member, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on duty at the time of the allegation. The CAN’s statement indicated [they] worked on Side 2 of the Unit and was not aware of any incident that happened on Side 2.” Also, “the facility did not obtain any additional staff statements.”
The facility Administrator discussed the completion of the investigation with the survey team. The Administrator “said that he would reach out to a Former Social Worker and other staff or any further information and documentation about the allegation.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Life Care Center of the North Shore Nursing Home? Contact the Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Essex County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lynn.
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