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As attorneys representing clients from New Jersey and Philadelphia that have been victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, it is important that we continue to expose those nursing homes that are not performing to the average nationwide standards according to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare System.
Today we will discuss a nursing home that is located in Camden County, New Jersey. Although this nursing home has not been cited for neglect in the form of bed sore acquirement and treatment issues, like many others, it has many of its own deficiencies according to the New Jersey Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing.

Avista Healthcare Offers Less Than Adequate Care

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers Avista Healthcare Cherry HillThe Avista Healthcare nursing home, located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey was routinely inspected twice between December 2008 and November 2010. During this time period, 10 separate deficiencies were cited. The nursing home was cited for failing to properly procure and serve food in a sanitary manner. As we have often highlighted in our previous posts, proper nutrition is imperative for good health and bedsore prevention in nursing home patients.

Avista Healthcare nursing home was also inspected seven times for complaints, and cited for five additional deficiencies during these inspections. Failure to be free from hazards and failure to properly implement abuse/neglect policies were among other citations imposed during these inspections. According to the Medicare inspectors, Avista Healthcare nursing home, a for-profit, corporately owned nursing home, was given an overall rating of 1 out of 5 stars. This indicates that the 146 long term bed facility is considered to function in a well below average capacity. A nursing home with this type of overall rating is ripe for cases of abuse and neglect, from accidents to bedsores. It is important that anyone with a loved one in a nursing home with this reputation be watched carefully!

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or similar type facility, and you believe that the care they are receiving may actually be detrimental to their health and quality of life, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also with any questions for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
Let the nursing home abuse attorneys at the Mininno Law Office help you protect the best interests of your loved one.

Nursing Home Abuse Exposé: Burlington Woods

Today we once again expose a New Jersey nursing home with a below average rating according to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. This website compares and rates nursing homes across the country and, as New Jersey and Philadelphia attorneys with expertise on nursing home abuse and neglect cases, we find this website an important resource. Today we will discuss a nursing home in Burlington County that has been given a 2 out of 5 star rating by the official Medicare website.

Burlington Woods: Not the First Time We’ve Written About Them

nj and pa nursing home abuse attorneysBurlington Woods is a nursing home with 227 long term beds. It is also a for profit, corporately owned and run nursing home. According to the New Jersey Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, Burlington Woods was routinely inspected on two separate occasions between December 2008 and November 2010. During those inspections, Burlington Woods was cited for 12 separate deficiencies. It was found that the facility failed to make sure the nursing home was free of dangers that cause accidents. Burlington Woods also failed to keep the rate of medication errors to less than 5%. Additionally, it was determined that Burlington Woods failed to write and use policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect, abuse , and theft.

Burlington Woods was also inspected 9 additional times, based on complaints. This led to another four citations. These inspection results are a part of why this nursing home received an overall below average rating by Medicare. Again, these types of issues are those that can lead to abuse and neglect in a nursing home. The fact that there wasn’t a policy in place regarding how the patients should be treated to stave off abuse and neglect is, itself, very disconcerting. This is the type of nursing home that may lead to injuries and health issues such as overdoses, malnutrition, and bed sores. We urge all individuals to carefully review any nursing home before placement in order to assure a safe environment for their loved one.

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility, and you fear the care they are receiving is inadequate or borderline 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. The nursing home abuse attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to helping families protect their loved ones from the sometimes totally egregious conduct of long term care facilities.

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose lakewood voorheesAs attorneys with expertise in the area of nursing home abuse in both New Jersey and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, we will continue to inform, via these posts, on some of the nursing homes with average to below average records of care. We do so by researching the assessments by both the New Jersey Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, and the Medicare Nursing Home Compare System. This system compares nursing homes across the nation and rates them from 1 – 5 stars.

Today we will discuss a Camden County nursing home that received just one star. This rating indicates that the facility provides below average care and a low quality of life. These types of homes are the most likely nursing homes in which to find victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Lakewood of Voorhees Rated with One Star

The Lakewood of Voorhees nursing home is a for profit facility located in Voorhees, New Jersey and has 240 long term care beds. Lakewood of Voorhees was routinely inspected 2 times between December 2008 and November 2010. During those 2 inspections, Lakewood of Voorhees was cited for 35 separate deficiencies. These include citations for failing to keep the facility free from accidents, failing to keep medication errors lower than 5%, failing to properly store/prepare and serve food to the patients, and included other medication related errors. Some of these deficiencies were widespread throughout the whole nursing home with the potential to cause more than minimal harm. These deficiencies can often lead to both nursing home abuse and neglect. Improper medicine and nutrition is not only dangerous, but can also be a factor in acquiring painful and deadly bed sores.

Lakewood of Voorhees was cited in September of 2009 for a drug regimen that fails to be free from unnecessary drugs. As always, to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect from occurring in any nursing home, vigilance is necessary from family members. Often, the patients are too vulnerable and unable to protect themselves. We must serve as advocates for the safety of our loved ones.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility and you believe the care they are receiving is 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.
Let the team of nursing home abuse lawyers at the Mininno Law Office earn you the compensation you need and deserve.

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose delaire convalescent centerContinuing our reports on average to low quality nursing homes in New Jersey, we have located a home in Union County with a well below average rating, according to the Medicare official government website that rates all nursing homes and similar long term care facilities in the US. As attorneys specializing in nursing home abuse cases in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area, we continue to post on nursing homes that provide sub-standard care. The abuse and neglect cases that arise from nursing homes with below average ratings are varied and many. Bed sore issues, accidents, medication errors, the improper use of restraints and a myriad of nutritional issues are just naming a few of the abuse cases we see from sub-standard nursing homes.

Delaire Nursing & Convalescent Center Is a Below Average Facility

Today we are going to focus on the Delaire Nursing & Convalescent Center located in Linden, New Jersey (Union County). This is a for profit, corporately owned nursing home. It has 240 long term beds available for patients, and between December 2008 and November 2010, had two routine inspections. During those two inspections, 27 deficiencies were cited by the NJ Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing. Among those citations were violations dealing with failure to keep the environment free from accidents and/or hazards, failure to have proper infection control, improper labeling and/ or storage of drugs, failure to keep proper food storage, and failure to meet resident nutritional needs.

During this same time period, the Delaire Nursing & Convalescent Center was complaint inspected 12 additional times with an additional 4 citations, including not making proper notifications of a patient’s status change. These types of deficiencies are what lead to incidences of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Nursing homes with an overall below average rating should be a concern for anyone who finds their loved one in such a facility. As always, knowing the facts and being vigilant is the key to protecting your loved one!

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is currently a resident at a nursing home o long term care facility and you believe that the care they are receiving is well below average, 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.

Let the nursing home abuse lawyers at the Mininno Law Office earn you the compensation you need and deserve.

Because we are attorneys that represent many clients in nursing home abuse cases in New Jersey and Philadelphia, we continue to investigate and post on nursing homes that have been given below average ratings on a report card published on the Medicare website. This is the official US Government website for Medicare, and as such, they compare nursing homes all across the United States. Based on their own specific criteria, they rate each nursing home with one to five stars. Those with 5 stars are considered to be well above average, and those with 1 star (the minimum rating you can receive) are considered to be well below average, with all others falling somewhere in between. The nursing home we will post on today has been given a one star rating. It is located in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is a corporately owned for profit nursing home with 180 long term patient beds.

The Holiday Care Center Fails to Impress

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose holiday care centerThe Holiday Care Center located in Toms River, New Jersey. This nursing home was inspected routinely on 9 occasions and cited for 40 deficiencies during the period from December 2008 through November 2010. It was also necessary for the NJ Division of Health Facilities and Evaluation and Licensing to conduct 10 complaint inspections with 5 more deficiencies cited during this time period. Some of these citations were for failing to keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%, for failing to have a program to keep infection from spreading, and failing to make sure that a residents nutritional needs are being met. These types and amount of deficiencies are those that lead to nursing home abuse. Patients’ families must remain vigilant when their loved one is in a for profit nursing home such as Holiday Care Center, to make sure that they are being cared for in an acceptable and effective manner.

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident in a nursing home or long term care facility, and you believe the care they are receiving is 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.
Let the nursing home abuse attorneys at the Mininno Law Office earn you the full and fair compensation that you need and deserve.

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose cooper river westAs we continue our series highlighting the below average nursing homes in New Jersey, today we will discuss a facility in Camden County.

As nursing home abuse lawyers, it is always disconcerting to see the amount of local nursing homes with below average ratings. These ratings are based on the Government’s Official Medicare Site, which provides a nursing home compare system for those interested in researching the background of care facilities in their area. This site compares nursing homes across the country and rates their care on a 5 star standard. A five stars rating places the nursing home well above average, and one star considers a facility well below average.

The Camden County nursing home we will discuss today, Cooper River West, was given an overall rating of 2 stars, which is considered a below average rating. Let’s find out why Cooper River West was given such a below average and unacceptable rating.

Cooper River West Receives Below Average Rating

Cooper River West is located in Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey. It is a corporately owned for profit institution, yet it rates below average on the Medicare Nursing Home Compare. Cooper River West has 180 long term beds, and during the period between November 2008 and October 2010, it was routinely inspected 2 times. During these inspections, 15 separate deficiencies were sited. Of those deficiencies, one that was shown to affect a few residents had to do with the improper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or to heal existing bed sores. This was actually cited at the time of both routine inspections. This is a very important deficiency, as bed sores can be both extremely painful and dangerous to the patient.

Additionally, deficiencies were cited having to do with abuse and neglect policies, as well as medication errors over 5%. During this time, Cooper River West also was subject to 8 complaint inspections with a total of 7 deficiencies cited. Serious issues and harm can arise when a patient is in a below average rated nursing home, and it is very important that a careful review and vigilance is had by that patient’s love ones to prevent nursing home abuse!

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home and you are fearful that the care they are receiving may be harming their quality of life, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New JerseyM, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Nursing Home Abuse Exposé: Marcella Center

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose marcella centerIt is important, as nursing home abuse lawyers practicing in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area, to help expose the nursing homes that are not just below average, but that provide a low quality of life for their residents. These below average nursing homes are the ones often responsible for the acts of abuse that patients (our loved ones) must be protected from. The State of New Jersey conducts routine inspections of all nursing homes and long term health care facilities in the state.

The subject of today’s post is a for profit, corporately owned nursing home located in Burlington County, New Jersey. The facility holds 156 long term care beds and was given a below average overall rating by the Official US Government Site for Medicare in its nursing home comparisons.

Marcell Center Fails to Impress Inspectors from Medicare and the State of Jersey

The Marcella Center, located on Rancocas Road in Burlington, had two routine inspections between November 2008 and October 2010. During that time, the facility was cited for 19 separate deficiencies. In the Medicare Nursing Home Compare System, it received an overall rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which is considered below average.

Among Marcella’s numerous citations, one had to do with not giving residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores, or to heal those existing sores. A violation of this magnitude is not something to be ignored or brushed aside, as the improper care of a bed sore can be very dangerous and extremely painful for the patient. During this same time period, 6 complaint inspections were conducted with an additional 5 deficiencies cited. These inspections put the number of citations above the average for the United States and for New Jersey.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

As always, it is important to do your research before utilizing a particular nursing home, and to continue to monitor its standard of care throughout your loved ones stay. This truly can make the difference between life and death in some patients.

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility, and you believe the care they are receiving is insufficient, negligent, or abusive, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Today we continue our posts exposing some of the more below average nursing homes in New Jersey. As nursing home abuse lawyers, it is important that we are aware of such nursing homes and, as expert attorneys in this field, should expose long term patient centers with high numbers of deficiencies.
According to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare system, a Medicare website feature that you can use to compare nursing homes across the United States, the average New Jersey nursing home will be cited with approximately 12 deficiencies in a 2 year period of inspections. The nursing home we will discuss today, Oceanview Center for Rehabilitation, was cited with 21 deficiencies in 2 years of routine inspections. It is a for profit center with 120 long term care beds located in Cape May County.

Oceanview Center Well Below Average

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose oceanview rehab centerThis for-profit, corporately owned nursing home was cited for a variety of deficiencies from November 2008 through October 2010. The citations were in a wide variety of categories including, among others, nutrition/dietary needs, living environment, and pharmaceutical responsibilities. For example, it indicated that some residents were affected by the fact that the pharmacy made medication errors of more than 5%. These errors are defined as administering the wrong drugs, administering the wrong doses, or administering drugs ate the wrong times. Medication errors can lead to many serious health issues.

Oceanview was also cited for housekeeping an maintenance issues that affected many of the patients. The facility was even cited for issues regarding patient dignity and respect. Oceanview Center for Rehab was given twice as many citations as the average nursing home in New Jersey and, in fact, was only rated with one out of five stars in the Medicare report. This rating is considered to be significantly below average. This rating should make prospective residents a bit weary of the care they would receive while residing at this facility.

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved on is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility, and you believe that the care they are receiving is poor, negligent, or abusive, contact the Mininno Law Office for free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Let the team at the Mininno Law Office earn you the compensation you need and deserve.

As nursing home abuse lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia, it is important that we continue to expose some of the nursing homes and long term treatment facilities with large numbers of complaints, as well as a plethora of deficiencies cited by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The nursing home we will discuss today is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The facility, located in Vineland, contains 180 long-term care beds and has one of the worst deficiency records that we have come across.

Lincoln Specialty Care Center Has Horrible Record

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers Expose Lincoln Specialty Care CenterThe Lincoln Specialty Care Center has had 2 routine inspections between November 2008 and October 2010. During this time period, the facility had 57 cited deficiencies. At an average of 25 deficiencies per visit, the Lincoln Specialty Care Center acquired almost double the amount of citations that some of the other troublesome nursing homes we’ve discussed have acquired.

This nursing home has been cited for numerous life safety code standard violations, many that were considered to show a pattern of violation. It was also cited for medication errors of more than 5%, abuse and neglect issues (which were also classified as occurring in a pattern), patient dignity issues, and infection spreading issues, just to name a few. The Lincoln Specialty Care Center also had 10 complaint inspections during this time period, and was cited for 10 deficiencies. One of these deficiencies involved the treatment and/or prevention of bed sores and pressure ulcers. Bed sores are clear signs of nursing home abuse and can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly. This nursing home’s record is filled with cited deficiencies, and by far one of the worst inspection summaries we have come across.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility and you feel that the level of care they are receiving may be sub-standard, 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.

As nursing home abuse lawyers in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, we are continuing our posts on nursing home and long term care facilities that have had numerous citations arising from their New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services inspections. Today we are going to discuss a long term care facility that has 186 long term patient beds located in Camden County, New Jersey. The Silver Care Health Center, located on Brace Road in Cherry Hill, has been cited for a number of violations.

Silver Care Health Center Violations

nursing home abuse lawyers in nj and paSilver Care Health Center has had two routine inspections in the two year period from November 2008 through October 2010. During those two routine inspections, the Silver Care Health Care Center was cited for 31 deficiencies. The Silver Care nursing home was cited for numerous violations, i.e. life safety code standard violations, housekeeping, drug regimen not being free of unnecessary drugs, and life safety from fire issues. A number of these deficiencies were considered widespread and able to cause more than minimal harm.

It is important to check the reports on any nursing home or long term care facility you may be using for your loved one. It is important to investigate the cited deficiencies to make sure that nursing home abuse is not occurring, and that the potential for that abuse doesn’t exist. Silver Care’s level and frequency of deficiencies are red flags that must be explored to make sure your loved does not fall victim to nursing home abuse.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is currently residing in a nursing home, and you are concerned with the level of care they are receiving, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at 856-833-0600 in New Jersey, or 215-567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Don’t let a negligent nursing home ruin the years that your loved one has left. Get in touch with a nursing home abuse lawyer today.