Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Braintree

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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.

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About Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - BraintreeKindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree is a for profit, 177-bed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility that provides services to the residents of Braintree, Holbrook, Randolph, Quincy, Weymouth, and the other towns in and surrounding Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree focuses on 24 hour care, respite care, hospice care and rehabilitation services.

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree
1102 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Phone: (781) 848-3100
Website: http://www.braintreemanor.com/

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, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation in Braintree in, 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 2 out of 5 (Below Average)
Quality Measures 2 out of 5 (Below Average)

Fines and Penalties

Our Senior Abuse Attorneys inspected government records and discovered Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree committed the following offenses:

Failed to assess the resident when the resident enters the nursing home, in a timely manner.

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

Based on record review and staff interview, the facility failed to ensure that an admission assessment was conducted timely for two Residents (#8 & #9) of 24 sampled residents.

Findings include:

1. Resident #8 was admitted to the facility in 7/2016, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #8’s clinical record, as of 8/31/16, indicated an admission Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment was not completed within the required 14 day time frame and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and was in the process of trying to complete late assessments; the admission assessment for Resident #8 was still in process and incomplete.

2. Resident #9 was admitted to the facility in 8/2016, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #9’s clinical record, as of 8/31/16, indicated an admission MDS assessment was not completed within the required 14 day time frame, was incomplete, and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and that is why the admission assessment for Resident #9 was late.

Failed to completely assess the resident at least every twelve months.

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

Based on record review and staff interview, the facility failed to ensure that an annual assessment was conducted timely for three Residents (#3, #6, & #10) of 24 sampled residents.

Findings include:

1. Resident #3 was admitted to the facility in 2/2011 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #3’s annual Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment with an Assessment Reference Date (ARD) of 7/3/16, indicated a completion date of 7/25/16 by the RN, which was not completed within the required time frame and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and that is why the annual assessment for Resident #3 was late.

2. Resident #6 was admitted to the facility in 6/2014, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #6’s annual MDS assessment with an ARD of 4/24/16, indicated a completion date of 5/11/16 by the RN, which was not completed within the required time frame and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and that is why the annual assessment for Resident #6 was late.

3. Resident #10 was admitted to the facility in 8/2012, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #10’s annual MDS assessment with an ARD of 6/12/16 indicated a completion date of 6/28/16 by the RN, which was not completed within the required time frame and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and that is why the annual assessment for Resident #10 was late.

Failed to check and assess each resident's assessment at least every 3 months.

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

Based on record review and staff interview, the facility failed to ensure that a quarterly assessment was conducted timely for four Residents (#2, #6, #12 & #13) of 24 sampled residents.

Findings include:

1. Resident #2 was admitted to the facility in 1/2011 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. According to record review on 8/30/16, a quarterly assessment with a reference date of 5/22/16 was completed. The next quarterly assessment with a reference date of 8/7/16 was noted as in progress and found blank and incomplete. The assessment due date was 8/21/16.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse explained that the facility was in the process of trying to complete late assessments; the quarterly assessment for Resident #2 was not completed timely and was incomplete.

2. Resident #6 was admitted to the facility in 6/2014, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #6’s quarterly Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment with an assessment reference date (ARD) of 7/17/16, indicated a completion date of 8/10/16 by the RN, which was not completed within the required 14 day time frame and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and that is why the quarterly assessment for Resident #6 was late.

3. Resident #12 was admitted to the facility 9/2013 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. According to the record review on 8/30/16, the resident had an Annual assessment (MDS) with a reference date of 5/22/16, conducted and completed.

Review of the recent quarterly (MDS) assessment with a reference date of 8/14/16 was provided for review and found incomplete. The assessment completion date was due on 8/28/16.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse explained that the facility was in the process of trying to complete late assessments; the quarterly assessment for Resident #12 was still in process and incomplete.

4. Resident #13 was admitted to the facility in 10/2015, with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of Resident #13’s quarterly MDS assessment with an ARD of 7/17/16, indicated a completion date of 8/10/16 by the RN, which was not completed within the required 14 day time frame and was late.

On 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M. an interview was conducted with the MDS nurse. The MDS nurse said the facility did not have a MDS nurse for awhile and that is why the quarterly assessment for Resident #13 was late.

Failed to make sure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.

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

Based on interview and record review, the facility staff failed to correctly code the Annual Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment for 1 resident (#12), relative to range of motion, in a total sample of 24 Residents.

Findings include:

For Resident #12, the facility failed to accurate reflect impairment for upper body and lower extremity range of motion. Resident #12 was admitted to the facility in 9/2013 with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Record review indicated Resident #12’s MDS quarterly assessment dated [DATE] identified range of motion impairment for upper body on 1 side, and impaired range of motion for both lower extremities.

Review of physical therapy notes dated 11/9/15 to 7/1/16 indicated the resident had received services to improve functional status with transfers, ambulation, impaired balance and wheelchair propulsion. This resident has had a pattern of not fully participating in therapy, functional maintenance programs and use of devices which resulted in some functional decline. Review of the functional maintenance documentation for 4/2016, indicated Resident #12 was discontinued due to non participation. Review of the last completed Annual MDS with a completion date of 5/28/16, the assessment codes for Functional Status section G indicated Resident #12 had no impairments of any upper or lower extremities.

During interview on 8/31/16 at 4:40 P.M. the Director of Rehab Services said that the resident was not free of range of motion impairments, and that pain from lower extremity contractures and tremors to an upper extremity which further complicated the resident’s functional ability.

During an interview with on 8/31/16 at 9:00 A.M., the MDS nurse said that the facility has had outside assistance to attempt to complete assessments and that the corrections would be addressed.

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Braintree, 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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