Once again today we are here to discuss another local nursing home that has been cited with a number of deficiencies in the past two years. As nursing home abuse lawyers, it is important for us to educate the public on the need to investigate whether appropriate standards of care are being met in the New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing homes. Numerous violations can be a sign of nursing home abuse.
Gloucester County Nursing Home Cited With Violations
Today’s post takes a look at a nursing home facility in Gloucester County. The name of the facility is Manorcare Health Services. It is located on West Deptford and has 156 long term care beds.
The Manorcare facility was inspected two times from November 2008 through October 2010. During these two inspections, 25 different deficiencies were cited. The scope and severity of these citations ranged from isolated to widespread. One of the citations was for a level 3 offense, which is one considered to have caused actual harm to one or more residents. In this particular instance it referred to not maintaining the proper nutritional status. There were also instances of life safety code violations and violations regarding the sanitary and comfortable environment, as well as bed sore prevention and treatment failings.
Twenty-five violations in only two inspections over a two-year period seems to be quite a concern. These types of failings are the things that can lead to patient safety concerns, including the acquiring of bed sores. During this time period, four complaints were also inspected and detailed at ManorCare. One of these complaints did in fact concern bed sores, and although it was isolated in this case, it was found to have had a potential for more than minimal harm. Of course, both acquiring a bed sore and the improper treatment of that bedsore are indeed nursing home abuse. Any of these issues should be discussed with a New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. It is important to be an advocate for your loved one, and when abuse has occurred it is important to have an attorney advocating with you.
New Jersey and Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility and you are seeing signs that you attribute to possible negligence or abuse, 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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