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Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Fall River and Bristol County, Massachusetts. The 183-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
4901 North Main Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02720
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sarah Brayton 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 $35,393 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center for $35,393 on April 04, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received four complaints over the last three years 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.
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Fall River Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Massachusetts and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date March 7, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure that two allegations of abuse were immediately reported to the Administrator or their designee.” The documentation shows that a nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “reported to the Center Nurse Executive (CNE) that the CNA had observed another CNA using “bleach cleaning wipes to provide peri-care to [the resident] and grabbed the resident by the throat and said she was going to kill him/her, or words to that effect.”
The nurse and CNA “failed to report the allegation” until the day following the alleged incidents. Although it was initially reported that the second CNA grabbed the resident “by the throat, it was later determined through surveyor interviews that [the allegedly abusive CNA] was alleged to grab [another resident in a different incident] by the throat and made threatening comments, not [the first resident] as previously identified in the facility reported allegation to the Department of Public Health.”
The surveyors were unable to interview both residents due to impaired cognition. The Facility Incident Report Form submitted to the Department of Public Health indicates that the reporting CNA reported to the nurse that they had observed the other CNA “use of bleach cleaning wipes to provide peri-care to [the first resident]. The incident report indicated that [the reporting CNA also said that they had observed the aggressive CNA] grabbed the resident by the throat and said she was going to kill her, or words to that effect.”
After the allegedly aggressive CNA left the room, the reporting CNA checked on a resident who “appear to be unharmed.” The reporting CNA stated that they had observed the aggressive CNA “grabbed a resident by the throat.”
However, the second resident “had no signs of injuries that he/she could recall. Due to a failure to follow established protocols, the Center Nurse Executive immediately suspended [the aggressive CNA] pending the facility investigation, immediately initiated an investigation related to the alleged incident involving [the second resident] and reported the allegation to the Department of Public Health.”
A Victim of Neglect at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Sarah Brayton 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 Bristol County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fall River.
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