Blaire House of Milford

Blaire House

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Abuse of the elderly is not acceptable and we fight hard in these types of cases. If you suspect a nursing home or caregiver has caused harm to your loved one in someone elses’ care, contact our law firm today for a free legal consultation.

Talking to us does not obligate you to anything, but we may be able to tell you if you have a claim and the value of your case. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover for you.

About Blaire House of Milford

Blaire House of Milford is a for profit, 73 -bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Milford, Medway, Hopkinton, Holliston, Northbridge, Uxbridge, Franklin, Blackstone, Ashland, Norfolk, Grafton, Westborough, Wrentham, Framingham, and the other towns in and surrounding Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Blaire House of Milford
20 Claflin St,
Milford, MA 01757

Phone: (508) 473-1272
Website: http://blairehouseofmilford.com/

CMS Star Quality Rating

Blaire HouseThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) rates all nursing homes that accept medicare or medicaid benefits. CMS created a 5 Star Quality Rating System—1 star is the lowest rating and 5 stars is the highest—that look at three areas.

As of July 2018, Blaire House in Milford, Massachusetts received a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

Performance Area Rating
Overall Rating 5 out of 5 (Much Above Average)
State Health Inspections 4 out of 5 (Above Average)
Staffing 4 out of 5 (Above Average)
Quality Measures 5 out of 5 (Much Above Average)

Fines Against Blaire House of Milford

The Federal Government has not fined Blaire House of Milford in the last 3 years.

Fines and Penalties

Our Nursing Home Accident Lawyers inspected government records and discovered Blaire House of Milford committed the following offenses:

Failed to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function.

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY** Based on record review and interview, the facility failed to implement a bladder retraining program for 1 resident (#8), out of a total of 15 sampled residents.

Findings include:

For Resident #8, the facility failed to implement a bladder retraining program aimed to achieve an optimum level of urinary continence. Resident #8 was admitted to the facility in 5/2017 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #8’s most recent comprehensive Minimum Data Set ((MDS) dated [DATE] indicated that he/she requires assistance with bathing, dressing, and transfers. Further review of Resident #8’s MDS indicated that he/she is frequently incontinent of bladder and bowel and that he/she was not participating in a bladder program. Review of Resident #8’s Bowel/Bladder Functioning assessment completed on the date of his/her admission indicated that Resident #8 was cooperative, motivated and scored an 8, with recommendations for a bladder retraining program.

Review of the facility’s Bowel and Bladder Program Policy dated 1/20/2015 indicated the following:

-The licensed nurse will complete a Bowel and Bladder Functioning assessment for all residents upon admission.
-Total points for each area of assessment are 3-15 = Bladder/Bowel Retraining Program.
-If the Bowel and Bladder functioning score indicates a resident is to be placed on a bladder retraining program, the licensed nurse will initiate a bowel/bladder pattern assessment.
-Monitor fluid intake and output for 3 consecutive days beginning at midnight on the day of admission.
-Finding are documented on the form every hour in order to collect objective data.
-Initiate a progressive retraining program once the resident’s voiding pattern is established.
-Establish a toileting schedule that is within 1/2 hour before determined incontinent voiding pattern.
-Document outcome on the care plan and ADL card.

Review of Resident #8’s clinical record indicated there was no documentation that a bladder retraining program was attempted, or if Resident #8 was considered too behavioral to participate, or if Resident #8 refused bladder retraining.

Review of Resident #8’s Bladder and Bowel Incontinence Careplan dated 5/9/17 indicated there were no interventions in place to initiate a bladder retraining program or other attempts to increase Resident #8’s bladder continence.

During interview with Unit Manager #1 on 6/1/17 at 7:55 A.M., she said that a bladder retraining program was not initiated for Resident #8, and could not say why it was not done.

Blaire House of Milford, Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse Lawyers

If someone you love has suffered neglect or elder abuse by a senior caregiver, nursing home, or other care facility, our lawyers may be able to help. Regardless of whether or not criminal charges are filed against an alleged abuser, you may still be able to pursue compensation in a civil claim. Compensation in elder abuse cases may be awarded if someone in the care of another suffers harm due to intentional or negligent actions (including failure to take action).

Abuse of the elderly is not acceptable and we fight hard in these types of cases. If you suspect a nursing home or caregiver has caused harm to your loved one in someone elses’ care, contact our law firm today for a free legal consultation. Talking to us does not obligate you to anything, but we may be able to tell you if you have a claim and the value of your case. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover for you.

Oftentimes, victims of abuse either cannot or will not speak up for themselves out of fear. If you notice any warning signs or symptoms of neglect of abuse an an elderly person, it is important you contact an elder abuse lawyer immediately. Not only are there statute of limitations on filing a claim, but the sooner we start helping you, the easier it will be to collect evidence and talk to any witnesses before important details are lost, hidden, or forgotten.

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Sources:

Medicare Nursing Home Profiles and Reports – Blaire House of Milford

Inspection Report for Blaire House of Milford – 06/01/2017

Page Last Updated: July 14, 2018

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