Nursing Homes on Cape Cod
Cape Cod has many Nursing Homes to choose from. I suggest finding out as much about each facility you are looking at as possible! Referrals, word of mouth, State standings (use the Nursing Home Compare link below); even unannounced visits.
Nursing Home – A state-licensed residential facility that provides a room, meals, help with activities of daily living, recreation, and general nursing care to people who are chronically ill or unable to take care of their daily living needs. It may also be called a Long Term Care Facility. If it has been certified as such by Medicare, it is also referred to as a Skilled Nursing Facility.
Print out a Nursing Home Checklist
Another great resource: Consumer Guide to Choosing A Nursing Home
Take your time and choose the right fit.
This is a very important step, and will most likely be your last move..
Did you know that you can research Nursing Homes in your area and get the Medicare “find and compare” results! These are scores relating to all sorts of different concerns of a nursing facility and how that institution “stacks-up”. Just click on the green RESOURCES button and then the Find and Compare Nursing Homes
Cape Cod Healthcare click: “Find a Physician”
weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
On-Line Physician Profile Site
Bourne Manor Extended Care Facility
Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Cape Heritage – A Radius HealthCare Center
Cape Winds Rest Home
Eagle Pond Rehab and Living Center
EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster
EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich
JML Care Center Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Marshview Retirement Home
Mayflower Place Continuing Care Retirement Community
Pleasant Bay Nursing Home and Rehab
Know Your Rights
Nursing Home Negligence
Statute of Limitations
3 years with Discovery Rule – (Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260, §2-A – Tort, contract to recover for personal injuries, and replevin actions)
Medical malpractice – 3 years with Discovery Rule, but no more than 7 years after the alleged act or omission. (Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260,§4 – Certain tort or contract actions for malpractice, error or mistake)
Noneconomic damages are capped at $500,000, with exceptions for proof of substantial disfigurement or permanent loss or impairment, or other special circumstances (substantial or permanent loss or impairment of a bodily function or substantial disfigurement or other special circumstance) which warrant a finding that imposition of such limitation would deprive the plaintiff of just compensation for the injuries sustained. (Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 231, §60H – Limitation of damages for pain and suffering)
Statute of Limitations
3 years with Discovery Rule – (Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 229, §2 – Wrongful death; damages)
Punitive damages – Minimum of $5,000 for willful or grossly negligent conduct resulting in death. (Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 229, §2 – Wrongful death; damages)
Nursing Home Consumer Information – Massachusetts
Nursing Home Care State Law
Abuse of Elderly Persons – (Mass. Gen. Laws Chpt. 19A, §§14-26)