Deficiencies, abuses, impending closure at Sweet Brook nursing home
Since summer of 2017, the Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been cited by the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services for a laundry list of violations, including the alleged neglect and abuse of residents. The federal agency also placed the facility in a state of immediate jeopardy, freezing the ability to admit new patients, twice in the past two years: once on Aug. 30, 2017, and again March 8, 2019.
In early April, the DPH notified the facility of its pending loss of license. The residents of Sweet Brook, which holds a state license for 184 beds, will be relocated to other facilities, unless an appeal is successful, according to the Department of Public Health.
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