The Oaks Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

The Oaks Nursing HomeDo you suspect that your loved one living in a Bristol County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the Massachusetts Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.

Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.

The Oaks Nursing Home

This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 122-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of New Bedford and Bristol County, Massachusetts. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:

4525 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745
(508) 998-7807
The Oaks Nursing Home

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Oaks Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Fined $30,884 for substandard care

Financial Penalties and Violations

The federal government and the state of Massachusetts routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.

Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $30,884 on October 7, 2016, against The Oaks Nursing Home, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.

Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Website.

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New Bedford Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Two Stars Rating

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

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 Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 26, 2015
  • The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure [for one resident] that infection control measures were maintained during wound irrigation and a dressing change.”

    The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that indicated the resident “had a pressure ulcer that was infected with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Care Plan interventions included good hand hygiene to minimize cross-contamination.”

    The Physician’s orders included a CPI (close pulse irrigation) by “physical therapy, and after the irrigation, the nursing staff will finish the treatment.” The surveyor observed the physical therapist performing the CPI treatment at 10:00 AM. The physical therapist removed the resident’s “old dressing, discarded the old dressing, removed her soiled gloves, and donned new gloves without hand hygiene.”

    Additionally, before beginning the irrigation, the resident “was incontinent of bowel in the bed, the physical therapist covered up the incontinence with a brief and continued irrigation treatment. The surveyor observed the Physical Therapist clean up the soiled irrigation supplies, remove her gloves, and donned new gloves without hand hygiene.”

    The physical therapist was observed covering “the pressure ulcer with a gauze pad. A review of the facility dressing change indicated that staff would wash hands and don gloves before the treatment, remove and discard the soiled dressing and gloves and perform hand hygiene [before] donning new gloves.”

  • Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date October 7, 2016
  • The nursing home “failed to ensure nursing staff provided services [according to] professional standards of quality.” On July 18, 2016, the facility administered a whole medication tablet to a resident and crushed the total administration of another medication at the wrong dose “instead of the 75 mg as ordered by the Physician.”

    The resident “was transferred to the hospital for evaluation and returned to the facility the following morning.”

    As a part of the Medication Error Investigation, the Director of Nursing whose no longer employed at the facility was notified that a nurse that whose no longer employed at the facility “made a medication error and had administered” too high a dosage to the resident rather than administering the drug according to Physician’s orders.

Do You Have More Questions about The Oaks Nursing Home? Let Our Team Help

Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at The Oaks Nursing Home? Contact the Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bristol County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Bedford.

We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.


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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric