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Life Care Center of Wilbraham Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Wilbraham and Hampden County, Massachusetts. The 123-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
2399 Boston Road
Wilbraham, Massachusetts 01095
Life Care Center of Wilbraham Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Wilbraham Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Wilbraham Nursing Center for $8,518 on September 27, 2017, citing substandard care.
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 about fines and penalties can be found on the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Website.
Wilbraham Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date September 27, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date May 9, 2016
The nursing home “failed to ensure that the resident did not sustain physical or verbal abuse.” Specifically, on August 2, 2017, two nurses observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) yelling “and grabbing the arm of [a resident] in response to his/her request to use the bathroom.”
A review of the resident’s Fall Management Care Plan revealed that the resident had “short-term memory loss and frequently used the bathroom.” The resident’s Wound Care Plan indicated that the resident “had significant anxiety related to his/her toileting needs.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident “requested use of the toilet frequently throughout the day and would attempt to toilet himself/herself if the staff was not available.”
A Social Worker stated that the CNA “seemed really stressed-out, agitated, and overwhelmed.” The Social Worker believed the CNA “was really tired and overworked.”
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to provide an environment that was free of accident hazards on one unit and in the Main Activity Room.”
The state surveyors conducted environmental tours on May 3, 2016, at 1:20 PM and 1:40 PM with the Unit Manager and Activity Assistant. During the tours, a 32-ounce spray bottle containing bleach with water and disinfectants spray was found in the kitchen cabinet. The surveyors discussed the potential “for residents to access these chemicals posing an accident hazard.”
In the Hampshire Woods Unit, the surveyor “found the Unit Treatment Cart to be unlocked, and the surveyor was able to open up all of the doors” finding numerous hazards including scissors, Preparation H cream, mineral oil, baggies, creams, gauze sponges, sterile exam gloves, and anti-fungal cream.”
In the same unit, the surveyors found “an unlocked hallway closet where a 32-ounce Critical Care disinfectant with bleach and an Orange Concentrate Heavy Duty cleaner” were found. The surveyors discussed the potential for residents to “access these chemicals, posing an accident hazard.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Life Care Center of Wilbraham Nursing Home? Contact the Massachusetts nursing home abuse 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 Wilbraham.
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