Springfield Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Springfield Nursing Home Neglect AttorneysThe Springfield nursing abuse and neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC want to do whatever is needed to help clients avoid, detect and respond to instances of nursing home negligence so that real reforms can be made to the quality of care many seniors currently receive from those trusted with their care. It is the hope that the following list of poor nursing facilities will help you avoid placing your loved ones in a dangerous environment and are more than happy to help you find a home that is sure to provide the treatment that they truly deserve.

Springfield Senior Demographics

Springfield is the third largest city in Massachusetts and also located at the center of a metropolitan area that is home to almost 700,000 people and less than 25 miles from Hartford, Connecticut. There are over 32 colleges located in this small area, making it one of the largest educational centers in the nation. In addition to its influence in education, the city is home to numerous biotech companies, a trade and transportation hub for the New England area and home to Smith & Wesson— the world’s largest manufacturer of firearms.

Seniors make up almost 11% of the area’s population and the senior population is slated to grow as more residents approach the age of retirement. Those who are looking to lead healthy and active lives, attend social events with their peers or gain access to entertainment, fitness and education can take advantage of the programs offered through seven senior centers throughout the city. For more information about these centers and to find the one closest to you, you can visit http://www.springfield-ma.gov/elderaffairs/index.php?id=seniorcenters.

Springfield Nursing Homes

All of the information our Springfield nursing injury lawyers have provided below is available on the Medicare website using the nursing home compare tool found at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. Since there are so many nursing homes serving the area, we have chosen to focus only on the ones with the worst records of care in the hope that it will help you avoid placing your loved ones in poor nursing homes and increase awareness to the most common nursing home concerns in the area.

Chapin Center
200 Kendall Street
Springfield, MA 01104
(413) 737-4756

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: It comes as no surprise to us that this facility suffers from understaffing when considering how poorly it is rated in other areas. Low levels of qualified and well trained staff members can impact health inspection records and how well the needs of patients are addressed and met. This facility has the lowest rating possible for its health inspection history and its staff only earned two stars.

Heritage Hall West
61 Cooper Street
Agawam, MA 01001

(413) 786-8000

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The increase in nursing negligence cases over the last fifteen years has been blamed by many on the rise in the number of for-profit corporations making their way into the industry. This for profit facility is a text book example of how reduced investment in staff and quality measures can result in substandard care. The greatest concern, however, is an atrocious health inspection history riddled with deficiencies.

Heritage Hall South
65 Cooper Street
Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 786-8000

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Like its sister facility down the street, this nursing home has received the lowest possible health inspection grade by Medicare and has a mediocre staff and quality measures in place.

Heritage Hall East
464 Main Street PO Box 348
Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 786-8000

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility actually received a greater staff quality score than both of its sister homes, but its quality measures and health inspection scores are both only a single star.

Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab- Country Estates
1200 Suffield Street
Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 789-2200

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite an above average staff quality rating, this nursing center received a single star for its quality measures and health inspection history. The quality measures score measures the ability of the facility to evaluate and respond to the individual needs of every patient and provide care which is appropriate and needed.

Westfield Center
60 East Silver Street
Westfield, MA 01085
(413) 562-5121

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A mediocre staff, unacceptable health inspection history and one star quality measures rating raise numerous red flags. This facility is one to avoid.

Wingate at Wilbraham Rehab & Skilled Nursing Residence
9 Maple Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413) 596-2411

Ownership— For profit individual

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility is plagued by a multitude of health inspection violations. Patients at facilities with low health inspection ratings are more likely to be exposed to illnesses and bacteria, to be injured due to environmental hazards and to live in unclean environments or have their hygienic needs ignored.

Palmer Healthcare Center
250 Shearer Street
Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-8361

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing concerns could be the reason for this center’s health inspection problems and mediocre quality measures score. For profit homes will often reduce the number of staff members and choose not to invest in ongoing training programs in order to reduce overhead, but the patients ultimately suffer as a result to pad the pockets of owners.

When to Consider Legal Action

Our Springfield nursing injury lawyers receive many inquiries about possible nursing abuse cases, so it is important to know exactly when your case warrants further investigation. Medical negligence and nursing abuse occurs when the facility fails to fulfill its duty of care to your loved one, but simply not being satisfied with care is not enough to justify a claim. The following are examples of injuries and actions which do require an immediate consultation with an attorney.

  • Your loved one develops stage three or four bedsores. This is a sign of neglect as bedsores are easily prevented and treated if noticed.
  • Your loved one is injured in a trip, slip or fall accident. The level of supervision provided and presence of environmental hazards are relevant factors.
  • Your loved one is the victim of physical, verbal or sexual abuse. The symptoms of abuse include sudden changes in behavior, refusal to speak in the presence of caregivers, bouts of anger or depression or sudden paranoia.
  • Your loved one suffers from dehydration or malnutrition. Symptoms include weakness, confusion, sudden weight loss and darkened urine.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to medication errors. The rate of medication errors in nursing homes is alarming and the result of overworked staffs that have access neither to the training or resources needed to do their jobs.
  • Your loved one develops an infection or is infected with a communicable disease.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an award winning personal injury law firm that has helped clients across the entire country recover the compensation they are entitled to after neglect, subpar care or abuse has resulted in serious injuries or death. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our qualified Springfield nursing abuse and neglect attorneys to learn more about your rights while we gather the information needed to conduct a deeper investigation. If we are unable to help you secure compensation, you are assured our services will be free of charge.

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