Nursing Home Blasted in Report Following Patient’s Death
A scathing report by state regulators says staff at a Brockton, Massachusetts, nursing home lacked the adequate training to revive a dementia patient who died after suffering a reported heart attack in April. The 70-page report, released Thursday, details what prompted penalties levied by the state against Braemoor Health Center. Regulators last month ordered the facility to stop taking new patients, fined it $200,000, and froze federal payments that cover many patients’ bills.
The report was based on a surprise inspection conducted on June 30 and July 1. It paints Braemoor as a nursing home with faulty equipment and a staff that lacks training in basic life-support care. Braemoor’s owner, Synergy Health Centers of New Jersey, released a statement saying officials are working with the state Health Department on improving care.
David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.