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Lighthouse Nursing Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If so, contact the Massachusetts Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Lighthouse Nursing Care Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "non-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Revere and Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The 123-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
204 Proctor Avenue
Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Lighthouse Nursing Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lighthouse 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.
Fined $7,963 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Massachusetts and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lighthouse Nursing Care Center for $7,963 on January 14, 2019, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Massachusetts Reporting Elder Abuse & Neglect Webpage.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationRevere 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four 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 Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date January 14, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent an incident of resident neglect when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) failed to get a second staff member to assist with a mechanical lift transfer.” The deficient practice resulted in the resident “falling from the sling in the lift, sustaining to laceration to the back of his/her head and bruising to his/her left arm and left inner thigh.”
The resident “was transferred to the Hospital Emergency Department and required staples to a laceration on his/her head.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident “was totally dependent on two staff for transfers and required the use of a mechanical lift for all transfers.”
The facility investigation report indicated that on December 1, 2018, at approximately 6:30 PM, “during a mechanical lift transfer, the resident fell from the sling on the floor, was bleeding from the back of his/her head and was transferred to the Hospital Emergency Department.”
The initial report indicated that two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) were transferring the resident using a mechanical lift when the resident “fell from the sling.” Two days after the incident, one CNA “recanted her initial statement and said she was not involved in the mechanical lift transfer of [the resident].” The statement indicated that only one CNA had “performed the mechanical lift transfer by himself.”
The CNA involved in the transfer stated that while the resident “was up in the lift and he was moving him/her from the chair to the bed, the lift [shook], and the resident fell out of the sling on the floor.” The second CNA said that “she had not assisted with the mechanical lift transfer of [the resident] and said she had lied to the Director of Nursing and Unit Manager when she was interviewed on December 1, 2018.”
Eventually, the CNA “told the truth that she had not been in the room during the transfer” and had been “in another resident’s room across the hall when [the first CNA] came to her, said he had an accident, and asked her to say she was in the room during the transfer, or words to that effect.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Lighthouse 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 Suffolk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Revere.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.