Deficiencies, abuses, impending closure at Sweet Brook nursing home

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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.

Hearing set on state move to close Sweet Brook nursing home

Hearing set on state move to close Sweet Brook nursing home

Federal report: Sexual abuse occurred at Sweet Brook among cognitively impaired residents

Federal report: Sexual abuse occurred at Sweet Brook among cognitively impaired residents

Injuries, deaths cited in nursing homes settlement; no Berkshire sites fined

Injuries, deaths cited in nursing homes settlement; no Berkshire sites fined

Nursing home problems for owners of Sweet Brook go beyond Berkshires

Nursing home problems for owners of Sweet Brook go beyond Berkshires

Federal agency ranks Sweet Brook among nation's worst nursing homes

Federal agency ranks Sweet Brook among nation's worst nursing homes

Federal oversight of nursing homes rolled back by Trump administration

Federal oversight of nursing homes rolled back by Trump administration

'Nobody ever showed up'

'Nobody ever showed up'

Concern about care lingers after violations found at Williamstown nursing home

Concern about care lingers after violations found at Williamstown nursing home


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