Care One at Brookline

Care One at Brookline

MI Elder Abuse Free Legal ConsultationDid someone you love suffer elder abuse or neglect at Care One at Brookline? Our lawyers can help.

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 Care One at Brookline

Care One at Brookline

Care One at Brookline is a for profit, 120-bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Boston,  Watertown, Newton, Belmont, and the other towns in and surrounding Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Care One at Brookline focuses on 24 hour care, respite care, hospice care and rehabilitation services.

Care One at Brookline
99 Park Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Phone: (617) 731-1050
Website: http://ma.care-one.com/locations/careone-at-brookline/

CMS Star Quality Rating

The 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 2017, Care One at Brookline in Massachusetts received a rating of 2 out of 5 stars.

Performance Area Rating
Overall Rating 2 out of 5 (Below Average)
State Health Inspections 2 out of 5 (Below Average)
Staffing 3 out of 5 (Average)
Quality Measures 3 out of 5 (Average)

Fines and Penalties

Our Nursing Home Law Firm inspected government records and discovered Care One at Brookline committed the following offenses:

Failed to provide care for residents in a way that keeps or builds each resident's dignity and respect of individuality.

Based on observation, resident and staff interviews and record review, the facility failed to promote care in a manner that maintains or enhances each resident’s dignity and self respect for one resident (#15) and 6 non- sampled (NS) residents: (NS#1, NS#2, NS#3, NS#4, NS#5, NS#6) in a total sample of 23 residents and 6 non-sampled residents.

Findings include:

For Resident #15, the facility failed to promote dignity by failing to assist the resident in cleaning his/her fingernails (which were long with dirt and debris under the nail), and removing facial hair. The resident’s facial hair was about an inch in length and was both white and black in color covering his/her full chin.

NS#1 had long and dirty fingernails, needed his/her hair cut and washed and had facial hair. During a brief interview with this Surveyor, NS#1 said that he/she would want to be groomed especially in regards to the facial hair. Review of NS#1’s Activities of daily living (ADL) care plan, initiated 2/5/15, indicated that the Resident would receive the assistance necessary to meet his/her ADL’s.

NS#2 had dirty fingernails and facial hair. During a brief interview with the Surveyor, NS#2 said that he/she would want to look nice. Review of NS#2’s ADL care plan, initiated 2/4/15, indicated that he/she had a self care deficit related to dementia and would receive the assistance necessary to meet the resident’s ADL needs.

NS#3 had dirty hair, dirty fingernails and some facial hair. During a brief interview with the Surveyor, NS#3 said that he/she would want someone to help get his/her hair cleaned and to take care of any facial hair and needed some assistance with fingernails. Review of NS#3’s ADL care plan, initiated 2/5/15, indicated that the resident required assistance and the goal would be that the resident would be clean and well groomed daily to promote dignity.

NS#4 had dirty hair, had facial hair and had dirty fingernails. During a brief interview with the Surveyor, NS#4 said that he/she would like some assistance in these areas as he/she could not do them without assistance.

NS#5 had facial hair, dirty hair and dirty fingernails. During a brief interview with the Surveyor, NS#5 said that he/she would like to be groomed and have a smooth face. Review of NS#5’s ADL care plan, initiated 2/6/15, indicated that the resident would be clean, dressed and well groomed daily to promote dignity and psychosocial well-being.

NS#6 had dirty hair, facial hair and dirty fingernails. During a brief interview with the Surveyor, NS#6 said that he/she would like some assistance with grooming. Review of NS#6’s care plan for ADL’s, initiated 6/21/16, indicated that the resident could be resistive and a goal was that he/she will participate in developing a personal schedule of care. The care plan did not specify what the plan would be or how the facility would see that the resident is offered grooming often as the resident did tell the Surveyor that he/she wanted some assistance with grooming.

Failed to Develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on record review and interview the facility failed to develop a comprehensive plan of care for 1 Resident (#9) in a total sample of 23 residents. Findings include: For Resident #9, the facility failed to develop a plan of care for activities in accordance with the resident’s comprehensive assessment.

Findings include:

Resident #9 was admitted to the facility in 6/2016 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the Admission Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment, dated 6/24/16, indicated the resident was cognitively impaired and was experiencing mood issues. Review of the Care Area Assessments indicated that the interdisciplinary team would proceed with care plan development in the area of activities and the resident would be involved in activities which don’t depend on an ability to communicate such as parties, crafts and movies. Review of the clinical record indicated a plan of care was not developed to ensure the resident attended activities per the comprehensive assessment.

During an interview on 8/5/16 at 1:30 P.M., the Administrator said that the Activity Director left in June and the Assistant Activity Director left in July. He said they have been trying to fill in with activity assistants and was not aware that a care plan was not developed.

Failed to Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to maintain infection control guidelines to prevent the transmission of disease and infection during a wound treatment observation for 1 of 1 residents (#12) with wounds in a total sample of 23 sampled residents.

Findings include:

For Resident #12, the facility failed to ensure that staff changed gloves appropriately and discarded biohazard materials appropriately to prevent the possible spread of infection.

Care One at Brookline, 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.

 

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers for Elder Abuse Cases

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Page Last Updated: November 18, 2017

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