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Sutton Hill Center Nursing Home
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in an Essex County nursing facility, contact the Massachusetts Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Sutton Hill Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 142-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of North Andover and Essex County, Massachusetts. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1801 Turnpike Street
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845
Sutton Hill Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sutton Hill Center Nursing Home 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 $7,413 for substandard careFinancial 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 found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sutton Hill Center Nursing Home for $7,413 on June 16, 2017, citing substandard care 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 ConsultationNorth Andover Massachusetts Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 16, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to maintain resident safety. On May 4, 2017, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) failed to wait for an additional staff member to be in place before providing incontinence care.” As a result, the resident rolled “over on his/her side unassisted and rolled off the bed and onto the floor.”
The resident “sustained left nasal bone and maxillary (upper jawbone) fractures.” A review of the cognitively impaired resident revealed that the resident “requires the assistance of two staff members with bed mobility and repositioning.”
The Event Summary Report dated May 4, 2017, indicated that at approximately 9:45 PM, the resident “was provided with incontinence care by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” During that time, the resident “was repositioned to his/her side; he/she threw both legs over the side of the bed which cause him/her to slide out of bed.”
The report indicates that one CNA “attempted to intervene but was unable to prevent the resident from falling to the floor. The report indicated that the resident’s Care Plan would be updated to include that he/she required three staff members to provide incontinence care due to the resident’s rigidity, contractures, and sudden spastic movements.”
The Progress Note from that date indicates that the resident’s Physician was notified of the resident’s fall “and orders were obtained to transfer the resident to the Hospital Emergency Department.” A surveyor interviewed a licensed nurse who stated that they had observed a resident on the floor “lying perpendicular to the bed in a fetal position with his/her head closest to the bed and his/her feet close to the wall” while bleeding from the nose.
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident requires two people with bed mobility.” The Director said that “she expected that both CNAs should have actively participated with [rolling the resident] in bed and [one CNA should have informed the other CNA] that she was going to roll the resident over, but instead did so without [the second] CNA being ready to assist.”
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