The Guardian Nursing Home

Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation Center

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About The Guardian Nursing Home

Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation CenterThe Guardian is a non-profit, 123 bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Brockton, Easton, Stoughton, Avon, Whitman, Hanson and the surrounding towns in Plymouth county and Bristol County, Massachusetts. Two of the nursing home’s three units focus on long term 24 hour care and the third unit provides short term rehabilitation services. The Guardian is owned and operated by Genesis Healthcare. Genesis is a large corporation worth over 30 billion dollars that employs roughly 90,000 employees. They own and operate over 500 nursing homes across the United States.

The Guardian Nursing Home
888 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Phone: 508-587-6556

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 Guardian 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 2 out of 5 (Below Average)

Complaints and Offenses Against The Guardian Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

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Government records indicate that the Guardian Nursing Home in Brockton, Massachusetts committed the following offenses:

02/29/16 report revealed the nursing facility failed to keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.

The Facility failed to ensure that a Resident remained free from restraints imposed for convenience of staff. On 1/21/16 at approximately 5:00 A.M., a Nurse wrapped a tank top shirt around a Resident’s left hand and fingers, as in a manner of a mitten, and tied the shirt around his/her wrist to prevent the Nursing Home Resident from pulling at his/her gastrostomy tube (a tube inserted into the stomach used to provide nutrition to people who are unable to obtain nutrition by mouth), and then left the Facility at the end of her scheduled shift, leaving Resident in bed, with his/her hand restrained by the shirt.

02/29/16 report revealed nursing home hired employees with a legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; and failed to report and investigate acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.

Based on interview and record review the facility failed to ensure that a Certified Nurse Aide(CNA) immediately reported an allegation that Nurse abused a Resident when the Nurse  wrapped a tank top shirt around Resident ‘s hand and fingers, as in a manner of a mitten, and tied the shirt around his/her wrist to prevent a Resident from pulling at his/her gastrostomy tube (a tube inserted into the stomach used to provide nutrition to people who are unable to obtain nutrition by mouth). The Facility’s Policy and Procedure on Abuse Prohibition, indicated that all incidents of suspected abuse, neglect, involuntary seclusions, injuries of unknown origin, or misappropriation must tell the abuser to stop immediately and orally report the incident to his/her supervisor immediately.

12/04/2015 Failed to determine if it is safe for the resident to self-administer drugs.

Based on record review and resident and staff interviews, the facility failed to ensure the plan of care for self administration was safe and was followed consistently and in accordance with facility procedures for a resident.

12/04/2015 Failed to make sure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

Based on record review and staff interview, the facility failed to provide services which met professional standards of quality for medication administration, including accurate transcription, editing and administration, for 2 residents.

In one case, the physician changed the Resident’s medication from scheduled to a PRN (as needed) on 10/1/15, however, the facility staff failed to recognize the change and administered the medication twice daily not as needed.

In another case the facility failed to ensure the medication orders were accurately edited and that the Resident received medication in accordance with the physician’s orders

Fines Against The Guardian Nursing Home

The Federal Government fined The Guardian three times over the last three Years:

  • 05/05/2015: $22,393
  • 02/29/2015: $1,950
  • 02/29/2015: $1,950

The Guardian Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse Lawyers

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.

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).

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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