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Senate panel wants homeowners insurance clarity

The state’s more hands-off approach to setting homeowners insurance rates has been costly to consumers, according to a Massachusetts Senate committee.

Second death cited at Wilmington nursing home

State regulators declared that residents at Synergy’s Woodbriar Health Center are in “immediate jeopardy.”

Mary Meuse broke her legs on Christmas Day when she was accidentally dropped by a nursing assistant at Woodbriar Health Center. She died two days later.

Troubled nursing home’s plan is rejected by state

A Wilmington nursing home’s plan to correct widespread problems discovered after a patient’s death is unacceptable, regulators said.

Photos of Mary Meuse, who died after anaccident at her nursing home in December.

Editorial

Nursing home oversight must be stepped up, quickly

Lax — in some cases, nonexistent — oversight has led to unsafe and even dangerous conditions in Mass. nursing homes.

State officials move to tighten oversight of nursing homes

Health regulators will conduct unannounced inspections, and they will impose fines on problem-plagued facilities.

Officials launch scabies probe at nursing home

That same nursing home, the 142-bed Woodbriar Health Center, was already under scrutiny after a patient was dropped Christmas Day.

Brenda Murray of Lynn and her husband, Doug, looked over photos of her mother, Mary Meuse, that were displayed at Meuse’s funeral.

Death at Wilmington nursing home raises new questions

A Dec. 25 episode at Woodbriar Health Center brought more scrutiny to the facility’s owner, Synergy Health Centers.

Braemoor Health Center in Brockton is one of several Massachusetts nursing homes owned by Synergy Health Centers.

Nursing home owners profited as complaints rose

Synergy Health Centers, which operates 11 facilities in Mass., faces health and safety problems at several locations.

Synergy nursing home mixed up drugs, state says

The state investigation provides a window into the inner workings of a nursing home ranked among the worst in Mass.

Troubled Sunderland care home is focus of inquiry

The state probe at a Synergy Health Centers nursing home follows a suspected medication error involving two patients.

No reason to limit Synergy, state says

Regulators said they do not have grounds to act against a nursing home chain that has racked up dozens of violations.

Karen Adams recalled her mother , Marie Crean, falling in May 2014  and the following care she received at Braemoor Healh Center. Crean died last August at the age of 85.

Nursing home firm hit with new complaints

Marie Crean’s experience raises questions about the state health department’s oversight of the 414 nursing homes in Mass.

Mass. health regulators lag on nursing home scrutiny

Regulators still lack a timetable to improve scrutiny of nursing home sales and closings, as required by lawmakers.