As New Jersey and Philadelphia attorneys with a focus on nursing home abuse, we are always concerned with the well being of nursing home patients housed in long term care facilities in New Jersey. We have recently been reviewing reports published by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services regarding the evaluation and licensing of nursing homes and other types of long term care facilities. It is a major concern of ours when we find reports that indicate various violations that are indicative of nursing home abuse.
South Jersey Health Care Center receives Unsatisfactory Ratings
Today we are reporting about the South Jersey Health Care Center located in Camden, New Jersey. This is a nursing home that has 120 long term care patient beds. In a two year period, from November 2008 until October 2010, this nursing home was inspected on two separate occasions. During those inspections, the nursing home was cited for 16 separate violations. These violations included failure to meet proper safety code standards, lack of proper housekeeping and maintenance services, and food and nutritional issues. Many of the violations were found to occur often, and at least one of the violations was considered immediate jeopardy to residents’ health and safety.
One of the violations concerned the neglect that causes initial acquisition and later worsening of bed sores or pressure ulcers. As indicated in some of our earlier posts, the procurement of a bed sore is nursing home neglect and should not occur if the nursing home staff is properly trained and fulfilling their jobs at the proper level. In the case of the South Jersey Health Care Center located in Camden, there are enough violations to warrant a family’s close monitoring while a loved one remains in the home’s care. As always, it is important to review any nursing home that you may have in mind before your loved one is entered as a resident, and to monitor the nursing home for abuses during their residency.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one is currently a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility and you feel that the care they are receiving may be negligent or abusive, 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. Don’t let your loved one become another victim of negligent and inadequate nursing homes.
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