Melrose HealthCare

Melrose HealthCare

MI Elder Abuse Free Legal ConsultationDid someone you love suffer elder abuse or neglect at Melrose HealthCare? 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 Melrose HealthCare

Melrose HealthCare is a for profit, 106-bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Melrose, Stoneham, Malden, Saugus,  Wakefield, Everett, Medford, Winchester, Revere, Woburn, and the other towns in and surrounding Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Melrose HealthCare
40 Martin St,
Melrose, MA 02176

Phone: (781) 665-7050
Website: https://www.maseniorcare.org/facility-locator/melrose-healthcare

CMS Star Quality Rating

Melrose HealthCareThe 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 2018, Melrose HealthCare in Melrose, 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 4 out of 5 (Above Average)

Fines Against Melrose HealthCare

The Federal Government fined Melrose HealthCare $1,300 on 11/12/2015, $42,389 on 10/25/2016, $4,591 on 10/25/2016, $34,580 on 02/17/2017, and $45,279 on 10/10/2017for health and safety violations.

Fines and Penalties

Our Nursing Home Accident Lawyers inspected government records and discovered Melrose HealthCare committed the following offenses:

Failed to provide housekeeping and maintenance services.

Based on observation and staff interview, the facility failed to eliminate institutional odors and maintain a homelike environment for 1 hallway out of 8 in the facility.

Findings include:

During survey entrance on 11/2/17 at 7:00 A.M. a resident hallway on the first floor had an intense odor of urine. The urine odor was strongest along the resident rooms past the smoking area and connecting to the small dining room.

During interview with the Maintenance Director 11/3/17 at 11:30 A.M., he acknowledged the presence of the odor and said he has tried many products to eliminate it. The odor always returns. The strong odor continued 11/3/17, 11/6/17 and 11/7/17 despite attempts to minimize from housekeeping personal. During interview 11/7/17 with the Regional Project Manager, the Director of Engineering, the Administrator and Director of Nursing at 10:00 A.M., that the facility has committed to removing the carpeting and replace the flooring moving forward.

Failed to make sure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY** Based on observation, record review and staff interview, the facility failed to ensure that services provided met professional standards of quality for 1 Resident (#6) from a total sample of 19 residents.

Findings include:

Resident #6 was admitted to the facility in 4/2016 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the resident medical record indicated a physician order [REDACTED]. Record in the [MEDICAL TREATMENT] book.

The resident has a blood sugar meter at the bedside to be used only for him. Product manufacturers recommend performing control tests when a new box of test strips is opened, if the test strip box has been left open, if the test strips might be damaged, if you want to check the meter and test strips, if the test strips were stored in extreme temperatures, when a meter is dropped, when a test result does not match physical symptoms, to assure blood sugar testing is performed correctly and or weekly. During review of the Glucose Meter Control Log, 11/6/17 at 4:30 P.M. with Nurse #1, there were no controls performed and or recorded for the glucose meter of Resident #6. Nurse #1 said there were no controls being performed on the glucose meter for Resident #6.

Melrose HealthCare, 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 – Melrose HealthCare

Inspection Report for Melrose HealthCare – 11/08/2017

Page Last Updated: September 10, 2018

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