On September 21, state regulators released the names of 51 Massachusetts nursing homes cited for advertising dementia care services that they don’t actually offer, or have not submitted paperwork to verify they are in compliance. Included on the list were some nursing homes that are generally well-regarded for their dementia care services.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire conducted a review in July of how nursing homes advertise their services and found that nearly 60 percent of nursing home facilities advertise memory, dementia, or cognitive care but had not documented the required programs, staffing, or design adjustments needed to be called a dementia special care facility. State regulators issued citations shortly after this review.

The Boston Globe interviewed Helen Magliozzi, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, a nursing home trade group, and she noted that the state’s changing rules made complying with the regulations difficult. State regulators completed their nursing home reviews on August 23, just two days after changing their previous guidance to nursing facilities.

“I would suspect that a significant number of nursing facilities had corrected their websites prior to the issuance of the deficiency letters” by the state health department, Magliozzi told the Boston Globe.

It’s extremely important that if you have a family member or loved one receiving at dementia care services at a nursing home, the services meet current state rules and regulations. If your family member or loved one is receiving dementia care services from any of the facilities listed below, it’s a good idea to inquire if the facility has since complied with state regulators.

List of Nursing Homes cited by state regulators:

  • Baldwinville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of Northboro
  • Blackstone Nursing Home
  • Bourne Manor Extended Care Facility
  • Cardigan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Corey Hill Nursing Home, Inc.
  • D’Youville Senior Care
  • Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Lexington
  • Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Fall River Jewish Home, Inc.
  • Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center
  • Harbor House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility
  • Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Jesmond Nursing Home
  • Jewish Nursing Home of Western Mass
  • Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Great Barrington
  • Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Braintree
  • Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Hallmark
  • Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Tower Hill
  • Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Harborlights
  • Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation–Highgate
  • Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation–Forestview
  • Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation–Harrington
  • Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation–Highlander
  • Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley
  • Lighthouse Nursing Care Center
  • Lydia Taft House
  • Madonna Manor Nursing Home
  • Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Marian Manor
  • Marian Manor of Taunton
  • Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility
  • Newbridge on the Charles Skilled Nursing Facility
  • North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Our Island Home
  • Our Lady’s Haven
  • Overlook Masonic Health Center
  • The Pavilion
  • Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
  • Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health care Center
  • Recuperative Services Unit
  • St. Joseph Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center
  • Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation Nursing Center
  • Thomas Upham House
  • Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Willamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Windsor Nursing and Retirement Home
  • Woodbriar Health Center