Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

MI Elder Abuse Free Legal ConsultationDid someone you love suffer elder abuse or neglect at Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? 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 Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterCrawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a for profit, 112 bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents Fall River, Swansea, Somerset, and the other surrounding towns in Plymouth county and Bristol County, Massachusetts. Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center focuses on 24 hour care, respite care, hospice care and rehabilitation services.

Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
273 Oak Grove Avenue
Fall River, MA 02723

Phone: (508) 679-4866

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, Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fall River Massachusetts received a rating of 1 out of 5 stars.

Performance Area Rating
Overall Rating 1 out of 5 (Much Below Average)
State Health Inspections 1 out of 5 (Much Below Average)
Staffing 3 out of 5 (Average)
Quality Measures 3 out of 5 (Average)

Fines Against Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The Federal Government fined Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center $66,681 on 08/16/2016 for health and safety violations. Our Nursing Home Injury Lawyers inspected government records and discovered Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center committed the following offenses:

The facility failed to 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.

Based on records reviewed and interviews for one of three sampled residents (Resident #1), the Facility failed to report an alleged incident of abuse to the State Agency within 2 hours in accordance with federal guidelines implemented on 11/28/16.

At approximately 8:45 P.M. on 4/11/17, Nurse #1 reported to the Administrator and Director of Nurses that Certified Nurse Aide #1 (CNA) observed Resident #1 in another residents room, dressed only in a bathrobe, which was not fully closed. Resident #1 was standing at the bedside of Resident #2. It was alleged Resident #2 pulled his/her hand away from the area in front of Resident #1’s bathrobe when he/she saw CNA #1 in the doorway. Although Nurse #1 immediately reported the incident to the Administrator and Director of Nurses, the Facility did not report the alleged incident until 4/14/17.

Findings include:

The Policy titled, Abuse Prevention, dated as last revised 4/2017, indicated allegations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation were to be immediately reported to the Administrator and Director of Nurses. The Facility was to submit initial allegations and findings to appropriate State Agencies within 2 hours, including major injuries that may have a suspicion of abuse. The Facility’s Internal Investigation, dated, 4/11/17, indicated at approximately 8:45 P.M. on 4/11/17, Nurse #1 reported to the Administrator and Director of Nurses that Certified Nurse Aide #1 (CNA) observed Resident #1 in another residents room, dressed only in a bathrobe, which was not fully closed.

Resident #1 was standing at the bedside of Resident #2. It was alleged Resident #2 pulled his/her hand away from the area in front of Resident #1’s bathrobe when he/she saw CNA #1 in the doorway.

The investigation indicated that an immediate investigation was initiated by the Facility. The Surveyor interviewed the Director of Nurses at 8:45 A.M. and throughout the day on 5/19/17. The Director of Nurses said she was present in the building on the evening of 4/11/17 when Nurse #1 reported the alleged incident of abuse. The Director of Nurses said although the Facility immediately began an investigation of the alleged incident on 4/11/17, the Facility did not report the incident to the Department of Public Health until 4/14/17. The Director of Nurses said she was not aware of the regulation requiring allegations to be reported to the State Agency within 2 hours until the day of the unannounced Complaint Survey on 5/19/17.

The Surveyor interviewed the Administrator at 8:45 A.M. and throughout the day on 5/19/17.

The Administrator said she was present in the building on the evening of 4/11/17 when Nurse #1 reported the alleged incident of abuse. The Administrator said although the Facility immediately began an investigation of the alleged incident on 4/11/17, the Facility did not report the incident to the Department of Public Health until 4/14/17. The Administrator said she was not aware of the regulation requiring allegations to be reported to the State Agency within 2 hours until the day of the unannounced Complaint Survey on 5/19/17.

The Health Care Facility Reporting System Event Record was reviewed and indicated the Director of Nurses created the incident in the State Agency Facility Reporting System at 6:24 P.M. on 4/14/17.

Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 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

 

We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case. Our personal injury law firm takes cases involving elder abuse and neglect. We offer legal service to clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.


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Page Last Updated: December 30, 2017

 

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