Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are often seen in long term care facilities with below average ratings according to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare System. The for-profit, corporately owned Barn Hill Care Center located in Newton, New Jersey is one such below average rated nursing home.
According to the NJ Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, Barn Hill Care Center was routinely inspected two times between December 1, 2008 and November 30, 2010. This long term care facility was cited for 17 separate deficiencies during this time period, including, but not limited to, failure to maintain proper nutrition, failure to keep the facility free from accidents, and failure to provide care for the patient’s highest well being. When a nursing home has these types of failures, it is a sure sign of neglect and/or abuse. These deficiencies re especially dangerous because they can lead to the acquisition of bed sores and or pressure ulcers.
When nutrition isn’t maintained in a proper manner and the nursing home fails to maintain high levels of treatment, bed sores often follow. Bed sores and pressure ulcers are harder to heal than to prevent, so high levels of treatment must always be provided to prevent these painful and sometimes deadly wounds from developing.
Barn Hill Care Center is a below average, long term care facility with numerous deficiencies. Take heed before placing your parent, spouse, or loved one in a nursing home with this type of record.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home or other long term care facility, a nursing home abuse attorney may be able to help. Our lawyers are dedicated to eradicating the disturbing trends of abuse and neglect in our nation’s nursing homes and long term care facilities.
Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, and (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.