South Jersey Health Care Center (Camden)
The South Jersey Health Care Center (a for-profit corporation) is a long term care facility located in Camden, New Jersey. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid, it has 120 certified beds, and it is #9 in our list of the ten worst long term care facilities in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties. Based on the last three inspections the facility received, the South Jersey Health Care Center 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 residents’ nutrition status, failure to develop comprehensive care plans, and failure to prevent or treat pressure sores. They show patterns of nursing home abuse and less than professional house keeping/maintenance services. The same reports show widespread occurrences of unsanitary conditions in food prep and service areas, and widespread occurrences of hazardous obstructions.
Nursing Home Abuse: The South Jersey Health Care Center 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 The South Jersey Health Care Center had higher than national and/or New Jersey percentage averages in the following areas:
- High risk long stay residents who develop pressure sores
- Low risk long stay residents who develop pressure sores
- Long stay residents who have catheters inserted and left in their bladders
- Long stay residents who spend most of their time in a bed or chair
- Long stay residents who have urinary tract infections
- Long stay residents who lose too much weight
- Short stay residents with moderate to sever pain.
Nursing home abuse: Inspectors determined that the facility failed to give professional services that met a professional standard of quality, it failed to make sure each resident’s nutritional needs were met, failed to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way, and failed to make sure that the nursing home area was free of dangers that cause accidents. Perhaps their biggest failure was their failure to provide immediate updates to doctors or family members when residents’ health or treatment changed, when residents suffered injuries, or when residents needed to be transferred or discharged. 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.
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Note: Conclusions in this blog were formed from data provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and Medicare .