As nursing home abuse lawyers in Philadelphia and New Jersey, we continue to review the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reports regarding the inspection of nursing homes and long term care facilities. These reports are like a report card for the nursing homes in New Jersey and can help us see which homes are providing quality care, and which nursing homes are riddled with deficiencies and signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Today’s post has to do with a facility in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey. The name of this nursing home is the Cumberland Manor, and it has 196 long term patient beds under its care.
Cumberland Manor in Bridgeton, NJ Fails Inspections
The Cumberland Manor nursing home had 2 routine inspections from November 2008 through October 2010. During those 2 inspections Cumberland Manor was cited for 26 deficiencies. Many of the deficiencies cited were considered to either show a pattern or be widespread. Among them were citations for medication error rates of 5% or more, food sanitation and preparation issues, and citations for a pattern of abuses regarding the dignity and respect of the individual patients.
There were also citations for abuse and neglect policies, violations of the life safety code standards, and nutrition maintenance issues. In some of these deficiencies, although no actual harm was found, the potential for more than minimal harm was cited. During this same time period, there were 7 different complaint inspections leading to 2 cited deficiencies. This Cumberland County nursing home had a total of 28 deficiencies cited in this 2 year period.
As we always indicate, homes with this type of citation history must be looked at carefully. Lack of proper care standards often lead to nursing home abuse and neglect occurring. It is imperative to review the state’s Division of Health Facilities and Evaluation and Licensing at before placing a loved one in a nursing home’s care.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one is currently residing in a nursing home or long term care facility, and you are concerned with the quality of care they are receiving, 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 or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
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