As NJ and PA nursing home abuse lawyers, we have a commitment to exposing nursing homes with average records and signs of abuse and neglect. Today we will examine a nursing home in Somerset County.
Greenbrook Manor Care in Somerset County, NJ Cited for Many Deficiencies
According to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare System, the Greenbrook Manor Care nursing home is an average nursing home. However, although it is considered average, we have seen that the amount and types of cited deficiencies appear to make it ripe for abuse and neglect.
Greenbrook Manor was routinely inspected on two occasions between December 2008 and November 2010. During those inspections, this long term care facility was cited for 19 separate deficiencies. This for-profit, corporately owned nursing home was cited for a variety of issues including the failure to have an abuse and neglect policy in place, failure to be free of medication errors less than 5%, failure to provide and serve food in a sanitary manner, and failure to be free of hazardous conditions.
One of the citations was for failure to prevent and properly treat bed sores and/or pressure ulcers. This, in particular, is a clear sign that the nursing home is performing in an inadequate and neglectful manner. Bed sores are extremely painful and dangerous, and can be prevented by simple preventative efforts. Prevention of bed sores is the best medicine, as they are easier to prevent than to treat. The fact that Greenbrook Manor has been cited for bed sores both during a routine inspection and based on a separate complaint inspection exposes a clear pattern of abuse and neglect at this nursing home. Family members need to be aware and protective of their loved ones in such long term facilities.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home or long term care facility, a nursing home attorney may be able to help. Our attorneys 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 if you suspect your loved one has been a victim of abuse. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, and (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.