The 10 Worst Nursing Homes in the Tri-County Area: #1

Gloucestor Manor is the worst nursing home in the tri-county area.
Nursing Home Abuse is affecting elderly residents and their families nationwide.
Gloucester Manor (Gloucester)

And the number 1 nursing home guilty of nursing home abuse is the Gloucester Manor in Sewell, New Jersey. Gloucester Manor is a for profit corporation participating in Medicare and Medicaid, and containing 139 beds. Inspectors reported a number of deficiencies (which could potentially lead to nursing home abuse) after two inspections. Those deficiencies included failures to:

  • Only hire people without legal history of abuse or neglect
  • Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and being separated from others
  • Provide care that supports the highest quality of life
  • Provide professional services that follow each resident’s personal care plan
  • To meet all residents nutritional needs
  • Develop a complete care plan that meets all of the resident’s needs
  • Provide immediate updates to residents’ doctors and families should their health, treatment, or state of being change
  • Provide care that keeps or builds dignity and respect
  • Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way
  • Have drugs and other similar products available that are needed in emergencies or for everyday use, and give them out properly
  • Keep medicinal error rates below 5%
  • Properly mark drugs
  • Keep necessary equipment functioning safely and properly
  • Make sure areas were free of hazardous and dangerous obstructions
  • Provide necessary housekeeping and maintenance
  • Review the work of nurses’ aides and provide them with new training yearly

Nursing Home Abuse: A disturbing number of deficiencies is followed by an equally disturbing number of negative trends among patients in the facility. Quality Measures inspections found the nursing home to have higher than National and/or New Jersey percentage averages when it came to:

  • Long stay and short stay residents with moderate to severe pain
  • High risk long stay residents with bedsores
  • Low risk long stay residents with bedsores
  • Long stay residents who were physically restrained
  • Long stay residents who are more depressed or anxious
  • Low risk long stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
  • Long stay residents who have catheters inserted and left in their bladders
  • Long stay residents with urinary tract infections
  • Long stay residents who lose too much weight
  • Short stay residents with bedsores

What to do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

The amount of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse that Gloucester Manor is guilty of is quite appalling. The services they provide are surely not professional, and their quality measures inspections seem to prove that they are hurting more residents then they are helping. I hope this series as illustrated for readers the amount of nursing home abuse and neglect that takes place in the long term care industry. Our ill senior citizens need us to stand up for their rights, as they can do it for themselves.

The nursing home abuse attorneys at Mininno Law Office are dedicated to fighting for those who have been wronged by acts of nursing home abuse or negligence. If you or a loved one needs help regarding something that happened in a nursing home or long term care facility, contact us for a free case evaluation. Or simply call us at 856-833-0600 in New Jersey, or 215-567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Note: Conclusions in this blog about nursing home abuse were formed from data provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and Medicare .

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