Savoy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Savoy Nursing Home New Bedford MA

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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 the Savoy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Savoy Nursing Home New Bedford MAThe Savoy Nursing Rehabilitation Center is a for profit Nursing Home that is Medicare/Medicaid certified with 39 beds. The Savoy Center provides long-term nursing care and short-term nursing care for residents of  New Bedford, Fall River, Westport, Freetown, Dartmouth, Acushnet, Rochester, Marion and the surrounding towns in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Savoy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
670 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: 508-994-2400

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Savoy-Nursing-Rehabilitation-Center/116527038407416

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, The Savoy Nursing Center received a rating of 2 out of 5 stars.

Performance Area Rating
Overall Rating 2 out of 5 (Below Average)
State Health Inspections 1 out of 5 (Much Below Average)
Staffing 4 out of 5 (Above Average)
Quality Measures 4 out of 5 (Above Average)

Complaints and Offenses Against Savoy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Government records show that the Savoy Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts committed the following offenses:

The Nursing Home failed to keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.

Based on record review, observation and interview, the facility failed to ensure that it had a medication error rate less than 5%. The facility had 3 medication timing errors of 24 total opportunities for error, the facility medication error rate was 12.5%.

The Nursing Home failed to properly hold, secure and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home.

Based on record review, observation and interview, the facility failed to ensure that all residents capable of reviewing their financial statements were provided the statements at least quarterly as required.

Findings include:

The facility failed to provide residents quarterly statements of the monetary balances in his/her personal needs accounts as required. During the group meeting on 7/13/15 at 1:30 P.M., 6 of the 14 residents present said that they were unaware of how much money they had and said they did not receive statements from the facility detailing deposits, withdrawals, balances and, if applicable, interest earned.

The Nursing Home failed to provide housekeeping and maintenance services.

Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to provide housekeeping and maintenance services necessary to maintain a sanitary, orderly, and comfortable interior.

Findings include:

During the initial tour of the facility on 7/13/15 at 9:00 A.M., the bathrooms on the first and second floor were noted with strong odors. During the group meeting held on 7/13/15 at 1:30 P.M., 6 of the 14 residents in attendance said that they were disgusted about the condition of the bathrooms, including the toilets, sinks and showers. The residents said that equipment, including commodes, were stored in the shower and that staff did not clean the area after removing the equipment for residents to shower.

The first floor bathroom area consisted of 3 areas off a small hallway. The handicapped area had one toilet and sink. On all days of survey, both during the morning and afternoon, the handicapped area had a strong smell of urine and feces. During a tour of the facility on 7/14/15 at 10:00 A.M. with the facility Director of Nurses and facility Maintenance Director, the fan in the handicapped area was not functioning. The shower in the first floor bathroom area had what appeared to be a concrete pad as a floor. A heavy buildup of a black substance resembling mold was covering the entire shower.

The Nursing Home failed to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents

Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to ensure that the resident environment remained as free of accident hazards as is possible.

Findings include:

The shed that contained the gas powered equipment was in a severely deteriorated state of repair. It was observed to be made of plywood and was not finished appropriately, leaving bare plywood that was dry and brittle as the exterior of the shed. Within reaching distance of the shed was the facility generator. Inside the generator container was a can of paint thinner. The generator was noted to have approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel.
The north side of the property was littered with discarded kitchen equipment. Found among the debris were sharp chopping blades from a Cuisinart machine, a large knife and sharp edged Plexiglas. Both the facility Director of Nurses and Administrator said that the sharp objects were not properly discarded, especially given that many residents in the facility were sick.

The Nursing Home failed to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way

Based on observation, record review and staff interview, the facility failed to store and service food under sanitary conditions to reduce sources of pathogen which potentially could cause food borne outbreaks in a high risk population.

The Nursing Home failed to maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.

Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to ensure proper temperature for refrigerated medications, failed to ensure that medications which had expired were removed from usage and failed to properly store medications.

Savoy Nursing and Rehabilitative Center, Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse Attorney

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 services to clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

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Page Last Updated: November 18, 2017

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