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Massachusetts Nursing Homes COVID-19 Update: DPH Releases List of Affected Facilities

We hope that you’ve been dealing as well as you can with all the frustration from what can only be described as this awful situation with COVID-19, and that our previous posts on this subject have been of help to you.

Predictably, a number of Massachusetts nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities have been reported to exhibit troubling rates of COVID-19 infection, and possible violations of state and federally imposed health, safety and infection control protocols, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health/DPH recently reported.

The average age of people who have died of COVID-19 in the facilities reported is 81. The death rate of those 80 and older is 393 per 100,000, which is more than four times as high as the next highest age group.

As a law firm that specializes in Massachusetts nursing home neglect and abuse, these numbers, unfortunately, do not surprise us. Very alarming infection rates recently occurring at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke first accelerated this news, after media reported that this facility was under federal investigation following the deaths of more than 62 people there, most of whom tested positive for COVID-19. Regulations recently enacted make it mandatory that nursing homes report COVID-19 cases to residents, families of residents, and to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Massachusetts DPH has now published a list of Massachusetts nursing homes, long term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities that have reported a minimum of two confirmed cases of COVID-19, including staff and residents. As of presently, however, “assisted-living facilities” were unfortunately not included in that information.

Importantly, these DPH numbers only described these cases in very general, non-specific terms: Less than 10, 10-30, and more than than 30. More than one-third of these facilities were in the highest range, but in my professional opinion as a Massachusetts nursing home neglect lawyer, the actual number is likely to be higher.

Below are the facilities that have reported COVID-19 cases, as of present:

  • 16 Acres Healthcare Center
  • Advinia Care
  • Adviniacare at Wilmington
  • Alliance Health at Baldwinville
  • Alliance Health at Braintree
  • Alliance Health at Rosewood
  • Bear Hill Rehabilitation And Nursing Center
  • Beaumont Rehabilitation And Skilled Nursing Center
  • Belmont Manor Nursing Home
  • Blue Hills Health And Rehab Stoughton
  • Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
  • Cambridge Rehab
  • Care One At Weymouth
  • Care One Peabody
  • Careone At Essex Park
  • Careone At Lexington
  • Care-One At Lowell
  • Careone At Newton
  • Careone At Randolph
  • Careone At Wilmington
  • Careone Brookline
  • Care-One Millbury
  • Cedar View Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center
  • Charlwell House
  • Courtyard Nursing Care Center
  • East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center
  • Eastpointe Rehabilitation
  • Fairhaven Healthcare Center Of Lowell
  • Genesis, Wakefield Center
  • Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center
  • Hebrew Senior Life In Roslindale
  • Hellenic Home Nursing And Rehab
  • Heritage Hall West Building
  • Holy Trinity Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
  • Holyoke Soldiers’ Home
  • Hunt Nursing And Rehab
  • Jeffrey And Susan Brudnick Center For Living
  • Jewish Healthcare Center – Worcester
  • JGS Jewish Nursing Home – Longmeadow
  • Katzman Family Center
  • Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley
  • Life Care Center Of Raynham
  • Life Care Center Of The North Shore
  • Life Care Center Of Littleton
  • Lighthouse Nursing Care Center
  • Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center
  • Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services
  • Neville Center
  • Northwood Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center
  • Palm Center Nursing Home
  • Parkway Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Pine Knoll Nursing
  • Pleasant Bay Nursing
  • Presentation Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center
  • Quincy Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Royal Cape Cod Nursing Center
  • Royal Rehab And Nursing – Braintree
  • Sachem Center For Health & Rehabilitation
  • Sancta Maria Nursing Facility
  • Sherrill House
  • Soldiers’ Home Chelsea
  • Southeast Rehab
  • St Mary Health Care Center
  • Joseph Rehabilitation And Nursing
  • Joseph’s Manor
  • Stone Rehabilitation & Senior Living
  • Stonehedge Rehab
  • The Chapin Center
  • The Ellis Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
  • The German Center
  • The Guardian Center
  • Vero @ Wilbraham Nursing And Rehab
  • West Acres
  • Westford House
  • Williamstown Commons
  • Wood Mill Center
  • Worcester Rehabilitation

The worries and stress that families who have loved ones in nursing homes are experiencing is made even worse due to the fact that visitors to Massachusetts nursing homes and long-term care facilities are restricted during the current stay-at-home orders – including family members (absent an emergency).  In response, the state has set up a dedicated Massachusetts Nursing Home Family Resource line, available 7 days a week from 9 AM -5PM. That number is: (617) 660-5399.

If you call the above Nursing Home Family Resource line and don’t get the answers or the results that you feel you need, and you want to speak with a law firm that specializes in Massachusetts nursing home neglect or abuse, please feel free to call us at either either Ph.: (617) 285-3600 or Ph.: (781) 320-0062.  or send us a contact form. We’ll be glad to speak with you, without any charge, and will help you any way that we can.

It is at a time of crisis like this, when nursing homes, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation facilities should be practicing maximum attention to patient details, and operating at peak efficiency.   And when they don’t, we hold such facilities legally accountable when they fail to provide the standard of care due their residents and patients.

If you feel that your loved one inside a Massachusetts nursing home or Massachusetts long term care facility has suffered harm due to this COVID-19 crisis or previous to it, call us.  We’d be glad to tell you how we can help.