10 Worst Nursing Homes in the Tri-County Area: #8

Nursing home abuse leaves residents feeling isolated, helpless, violated, and alone. We must do what we can do put an end to the injustices brought on by nursing home abuse.

    Burlington Woods (Burlington)

Burlington Woods (a for-profit corporation) is a long-term care facility located in Burlington, New Jersey. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid, it has 227 certified beds, and it is #8 in our list of the ten worst long term care facilities in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties. Based on the last two inspections the facility received, Burlington Woods is failing on a large number of counts to provide services that meet professional standards, and is instead providing negligent and abusive care (nursing home abuse).

Inspection reports show isolated incidents of failure to maintain the dignity and respect of residents. Inspections also showed patterns of nursing home abuse, insufficient housekeeping and maintenance services, drug regimens including unnecessary drugs, and unsanitary food preparation and serving.

Nursing Home Abuse: Burlington Woods was found in their Quality Measures inspections to have lower than national and/or New Jersey percentage averages in the following areas:

• Long stay residents given influenza vaccinations during flu season
• Long stay residents assessed and given pneumococcal vaccinations
• Short stay residents give influenza vaccinations during flu season
• Short stay residents given pneumococcal vaccinations

Nursing Home Abuse: The Quality Measures inspections found that Burlington Woods had higher than national and/or New Jersey percentage averages in the following areas:

• Long stay residents whose need for help with daily activities increased
• High Risk long stay residents who develop pressure sores
• Low risk long stay residents who develop pressure sores
• Long stay residents who spend most of their time in a bed or chair
• Long stay residents who lose control of their bladder or bowels
• Long stay residents whose physical independence became limited
• Long stay residents who have urinary tract infections
• Long stay residents who lose too much weight
• Short stay residents who develop pressure sores

Nursing Home Abuse: Inspectors determined that the facility failed to give professional services that met a professional standard of quality, it failed to provide care that keeps or builds residents’ self respect, failed to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way, and failed to keep accurate and appropriate medical records.
Their largest, most concerning deficiency was one that related to administering drugs to patients. Inspections found that care-takers were failing to regulate dosages of medicine, as well failing to change or stop prescriptions that were causing unwanted effects. Long-term care facility negligence and nursing home abuse, as you can and will further see, are a serious detriment to the long term care industry.

If You Are a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse, Get Help!

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or loss due to nursing home abuse or negligence, you’ll need proper representation. The Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at the Mininno Law Firm are here to help you receive the compensation you are due.
Contact us to fill out a free case evaluation form, or call us for a free consultation: (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

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

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