JML Care Center Inc.

JML Care Center Inc.

MI Elder Abuse Free Legal ConsultationDid someone you love suffer elder abuse or neglect at JML Care Center Inc? 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 JML Care Center Inc.

JML Care Center Inc. JML Care Center Inc.is a non-profit, 132-bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Mashpee, Falmouth, Sandwich, Bourne, Yarmouth, Wareham,  South Yarmouth, Dennis, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Harwich, New Bedford, Carver, Brewster, Plymouth, and the other towns in and surrounding Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

JML Care Center Inc. focuses on 24 hour care, respite care, hospice care and rehabilitation services.

JML Care Center Inc.
184 Ter Heun Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540

Phone: (508) 457-4621
Website: http://www.capecodhealth.org/locations/jml-care-center/

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, JML Care Center Inc. in Falmouth Massachusetts received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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

Fines Against JML Care Center Inc.

The Federal Government fined JML Care Center Inc. $2,500 on May 4th, 2015 for health and safety violations.

Fines and Penalties

Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys inspected government records and discovered JML Care Center Inc. committed the following offenses:

Failed to keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.

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

Based on observation, record review, and interview, the Facility failed to ensure that the medication error rate was less than 5%, during observation of a medication pass on 11/23/16. Surveyor #2 observed a total of 2 errors out of 26 opportunities for error, for an error rate of 7.69%.

Findings include:

1. Non Sampled Resident #2 was admitted to the Facility in 9/2014 and with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the physician’s orders [REDACTED].#2 had an order for [REDACTED]. On 11/23/16, at 9:05 A.M., Surveyor #2 observed Medication Nurse #2 administer medication to Non Sampled Resident #2. Surveyor #2 observed Medication Nurse #2 pour 1 Tums medication into the medication cup. Surveyor #2 then intervened and asked Medication Nurse #2 about the physician’s orders [REDACTED]. After Surveyor intervention Medication Nurse said words to the effect oh you’re right, I give 2 Tums.

2. Non – Sampled Resident #3 was admitted to the Facility in 11/2014 and his/her [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].

Review of the physician’s orders [REDACTED].#3 had an order for [REDACTED]. On 11/23/16, at 9:15 A.M., Surveyor #2 observed Medication Nurse #2 administer the medication Atrovent HFA 17 micrograms (mcg) nasal spray, 2 sprays to each nostril. Surveyor #2 reviewed the physician’s orders [REDACTED].#2’s Atrovent inhaler with Unit Manager #1 after observation of the medication pass. Unit Manager #1 said the nurse who wrote the original order for Non sampled Resident #3’s Atrovent nasal spray did not write a stop date, so the medication was continued for 10 more days, without a physician’s orders [REDACTED].

Failed to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way

Based on observation/inspection of the Facility kitchen, and staff interview, the Facility failed to ensure that food was stored, prepared, and distributed under sanitary conditions.

Findings include:

The Kitchen/Food Service observation was conducted by Surveyor #1 with the FSS (Food Service Manager) on 11/22/16 and 11/23/16. The following kitchen sanitation concerns were noted:

1. On 11/22/16 at 8:15 A.M., a coffee mug provided to the survey team was observed to have a moderate amount of an unidentified, white, food substance inside of it. The FSS was informed of this finding.

2. The dry food storage area was observed on 11/22/16 at 10:00 A.M. to have a moderate amount of scattered food debris on the floor that required cleaning.

3. On 11/22/16 at 10:00 A.M., the Stero dishmachine in the kitchen was observed in use by the dietary staff. The manufacturer’s label on the dishmachine indicated that the minimum wash temperature should be between 150-165 degrees Fahrenheit. The dishmachine temperature gauge was observed to be 146 degrees at the time of observation. Surveyor #1 interviewed the FSS at that time. The FSS said that he would contact the maintenance department to investigate the cause of the low wash temperature of the dishmachine, below the manufacturer’s recommended wash temperature.

4. The dirty side of the dishmachine was observed to have a large amount of food scraps and debris floating in liquid waste. A male DA (Dietary Aide) was observed scraping food scraps from dirty dishes and appeared unaware of the volume of food scraps and waste that was floating on the dirty side of the dishmachine that needed to be disposed of.

5. On 11/23/16 at 12:15 P.M., two female DA’s were observed working in the kitchen during the noon meal tray line without adequate containment and/or covering of their hair.

6. On 11/23/16 at 3:45 P.M., the walk in freezer was observed to have no thermometer available inside the freezer unit.

7. On 11/23/16 at 3:45 P.M., the entrance to the freezer was observed to have six broken ceramic floor tiles. The portion of the floor where the tiles were missing was observed to have a significant amount of dried food spills and food debris that appeared to be old. Frozen food debris and pieces of ice were observed frozen to the surface of the freezer floor. Both, the FSS and the Administrator were informed of Surveyor #1’s concerns regarding the kitchen and food sanitation issues on 11/23/16 at 3:50 P.M. They both said they understood Surveyor #1’s concerns regarding food sanitation concerns in the kitchen.

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 ensure during observation of the medication pass on 11/23/16, that infection control practices were maintained when Medication Nurse #1 dropped a medication on the medication cart and put the medication into the medication cup with her hands.

Findings include:

Non Sampled Resident #1 was admitted to the Facility in 4/2016, and his/her [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the physician’s orders [REDACTED].#1’s medications included [MEDICATION NAME] 10 milligrams (mg) every 2 days. On 11/23/16, at 8:25 A.M., Surveyor #2 observed Medication Nurse #1 pour medication for Non sampled Resident #1 and drop Non sampled Resident #1’s [MEDICATION NAME] 10 mg on the top of the medication cart. Surveyor #2 observed Medication Nurse #1 pick up the [MEDICATION NAME] medication with her hands and put it into the medication cup, and only after Surveyor intervention did medication Nurse #1 remove the medication with a spoon and obtain another [MEDICATION NAME] tablet.

JML Care Center Inc., 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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Page Last Updated: November 18, 2017

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