Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst overall staffing rating possible for a nursing home. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating). In fact, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview had 39 straight months (July 2014 to September 2017) with this lowest possible 1-Star staffing rating for overall staffing.
In addition, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview had 41 straight months (May 2015 to September 2017) with this worst possible 1-Star rating for Health Inspections and had 24 straight months (October 2015 to September 2017) with this lowest possible 1-Star rating for Quality Measures.
Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview received federal fines of over $25,000 due to violations of federal law. On June 14, 2016, it was fined $17,550. Then, on April 27, 2017, it was fined again for $7,543. Click here to review these fines. https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=5&ID=225512&Distn=0.1&loc=02571&lat=41.753131&lng=-70.699372
Understaffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies. (Click here to read some of these studies).
The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services. But Kindred-Forestview averaged only 1.74 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records.
These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Forestview’s labor costs. According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Forestview generated annual gross revenues of $26,292,167.
Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect.
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Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Forestview, Wareham, MA