Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center

Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center

MI Elder Abuse Free Legal ConsultationDid someone you love suffer elder abuse or neglect at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab 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 Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center

Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab CenterMarina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center is a non-profit, 167-bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Quincy, Milton, Braintree, Hull, Boston, and the other towns in and surrounding Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center focuses on 24 hour care, respite care, hospice care and rehabilitation services.

Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center
Address: 2 SEAPORT DRIVE
QUINCY, MA 02171

Phone: (617) 769-5100
Website: http://www.alliancehms.org/Marina-Bay-Skilled-Nursing-Quincy-ma

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, Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Quincy, Massachusetts received a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

Performance Area Rating
Overall Rating 3 out of 5 (Average)
State Health Inspections 2 out of 5 (Below Average)
Staffing 4 out of 5 (Above Average)
Quality Measures 4 out of 5 (Above Average)

Fines Against Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center

The Federal Government fined Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center $19,500 on 06/28/2016 for health and safety violations.

Fines and Penalties

Our Nursing Home Injury Attorneys inspected government records and discovered Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center committed the following offenses:

Failed to review or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in a resident's physical or mental health.

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

Based on observation, interview and record review, the Facility staff failed to complete a Significant Change Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment for 1 resident (#8) from a total of 24 sampled residents.

Findings include:

For Resident #8, the facility failed to complete a Significant Change MDS when the resident experienced a significant weight loss, developed pressure areas and had a decline in continence. Resident #8 was admitted to the facility in 12/2016, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the Quarterly MDS Assessment, with an Assessment Reference Date (ARD) of 5/30/2017, indicated that Resident #8’s weight was 119 pounds, Resident was being treated for [REDACTED].  Review of the next Quarterly MDS Assessment, dated 8/22/17, indicated the Resident’s weight was 106, an 11% decline in 3 months. Further reviewed indicated Resident was being treated for [REDACTED]. The MDS director was interviewed on 9/14/17 at 2:00 P.M. She said that a Significant Change MDS should have been completed. She said that the nurse who completed the MDS worked evenings and that there was limited communication between her and the day staff.

Failed to Make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents

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

Based on interviews and record review, the Facility staff failed to provide adequate supervision and effective interventions to prevent an elopement per facility policy for 1 Resident (#13) out of a total sample of 24 Residents.

Findings include:

1. For Resident #13 the Facility staff failed to appropriately assess the risk for elopement and failed to implement appropriate interventions to prevent an elopement. Resident #13 was admitted to the Facility in 08/2014 with a [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the most recent annual Minimum Data Set ((MDS) dated [DATE] indicated Resident #13 had severe cognitive impairment, with a score of 4 out of 15 on the Brief Interview of Mental Status (BIMS).

Review of the medical record, including nursing progress notes, indicated that on 07/07/16 Resident #13 was demonstrating increased anxiety and agitation, was pacing and asking to go home. The Resident left the unit and was found downstairs.

On 07/08/16 a wandering assessment screen was completed for Resident #13. The assessment indicated the Resident was able to ambulate independently (questions 1). The assessment asked if the resident had a history of [REDACTED]. The instructions on the assessment indicated that if the answers to questions 1 and 3 were yes than a wanderguard bracelet should be placed on the Resident.

A note from 07/20/16 indicated the Resident was agitated from 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and wanted to go home. A social service note dated 08/08/16 indicated Resident #13 had a tendency to sundown in the afternoons and would request to go home. A nurses note from 08/10/16 indicated the Resident was exit seeking and wanted to find the door to leave the facility, the Resident was able to leave the unit and was found on the first floor. Review of the medical record indicated Resident #13 exited the Facility on 08/14/16. There were no interventions in place at that time to prevent the Resident from exiting the Facility. There was no care plan in place that identified the Resident was at risk for elopement from the Facility.

A review of an investigation and progress notes indicated Resident #13 was observed to not be in his/her room on 08/14/16 at 4:45 P.M. by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The CNA notified the nurse. The staff searched the inside and outside of the Facility. At 5:50 P.M. the Facility received a call from a woman, stating Resident #13 was at an apartment building in Roxbury. The Resident was picked up by the supervisor and returned to the Facility. The investigation indicated that the Resident walked out the front door at 4:45 P.M.

The Corporate Staff Educator, who was the Director of Nurses at the time of the elopement, was interviewed on 09/13/17. She said Resident #13 was not issued a wanderguard prior to the elopement from the Facility because the Resident would just sit at the nurses station and that verbal redirection was effective with this Resident. She was unsure why the assessment completed on 07/08/16 did not indicate Resident #13 was at risk for eloping from the Facility. She said frequent monitoring was put in to place following the Resident going to the first floor on 08/10/16. She described frequent monitoring as a nurse or CNA checking on a Resident once every half hour for 72 hours.

The current Director of Nurses was interviewed on 09/14/17 at 3:45 P.M. The Director of Nurses said that if a confused Resident were to leave the unit, get to the first floor, while asking to go home, the plan would be to initiate a wanderguard, re-assess the elopement risk and initiate a care plan.

Resident #13 was observed throughout the survey process from 09/12/17 to 09/15/17 to be able to ambulate with a rolling walker independently and dressed in street clothes with sneakers on.

Failed to keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY** Based on record review and staff interview, the facility failed to maintain clinical records on each Resident in accordance with accepted professional standards that were complete and accurate for 2 sampled Residents (#6 and #10 ) in a total sample of 24.

Findings include:

1. For Resident #6 the facility failed to document that the physician was notified when a medication was unavailable and failed to transcribe the medication correctly into the Medication Administration Record [REDACTED].

Resident #6 was admitted to the facility in 6/2017 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Clinical record review indicated that the Resident returned from the hospital on 9/2017 with a [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].

Further clinical record review indicated that the Resident returned to the facility with an order for [REDACTED].

There was no documentation in the clinical record that the physician was notified that the medication was unavailable until 8 doses of the medication had not been administered. It was further noted that the medication had been entered into the E-Mar (electronic medication administration record) incorrectly as it was entered to administer three times a day and not four times a day according to the physicians order. The Resident did not receive any of the antibiotic due to it not being available for administration. On 9/13/17 at 3:20 P.M. Unit Manager #2 was made aware of the above issues.

2. For Resident #10 the facility failed to document the appearance of a Peripherally Inserted Central line Catheter (PICC line) once it was discontinued.

Resident #10 was admitted to the facility in 9/2017 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Clinical record review indicated that the Resident had a PICC line inserted at the hospital for administration of intravenous antibiotics. On 9/9/12 the PICC had migrated out as evident by a longer measurement of the external catheter to 6 cm which was indicative that the PICC needed to be discontinued, The clinical record including specifically the skilled nursing notes, progress notes and an observation Detail List Report indicated that the PICC line had been discontinued by failed to address the intactness or length of the PICC removed.(the required documentation of the PICC removed is based on standards of practice/facility policy for care of the PICC line).

On 9/13/17 at 3:00 P.M. and on 9/18/17 at 2:00 P.M. the Assistant Director of Nursing and the Director of Nursing was made aware of the lack of documentation regarding the PICC Line removal.

Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab 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.

Sources:

Medicare Nursing Home Profiles and Reports – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center

Nursing Home Inspection, Safety and Deficiency Reports – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center

Page Last Updated: Decmber 4th, 2017

 

 

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