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new jersey philadelphia Nursing home neglect lawyers Facility Medicare Medicaid PaymentsNursing homes are often fined for various citations of nursing home neglect, but federal officials implemented a drastic punishment to a small Tulsa, Oklahoma nursing home by terminating their Medicare and Medicaid payments!

Woodland View Care and Rehabilitation Center, which cares for roughly 70 disabled and elderly patients, was cited with 40 violations during 12 inspections in the past year. Violations included failure to protect residents from abuse, failure to provide pain medications and other treatments as ordered by doctors, failure to sufficiently treat bedsores, failure to provide qualified staffing, failure to provide supervision to prevent accidents and six violations were due to incidents that placed residents’ lives in immediate danger. Inspectors also cited the home for the death of one patient, who had a fever for days before being found unresponsive in her bed. According to the report, Woodland’s employees were “rude” and “uncooperative” to paramedics who responded to the facility and were unable to find paperwork for the woman who had died.

Latricia Hamblin, a licensed practical nurse who worked at Woodland View for seven years, said, “They cut corners every chance they get. … It’s ridiculous for a billion-dollar, nationwide company.” The nursing home’s publicly traded parent company, Sun Healthcare Group Inc., operates more than 200 facilities nationwide and reported nearly $2 billion in revenues last year.

Nursing Home Sues over Citations

The nursing home and Sun Healthcare Group are fighting these violations of nursing home neglect. They are claiming that officials unfairly judged them and applied inappropriate standards to the home. They also alleged in court that officials abused their power and a state inspector inserted documents into a resident’s file to support the case against the nursing home.

The Sun Healthcare Group’s website lists six nursing home facilities in Oklahoma. Oklahoma law prohibits the operators of nursing homes from opening more facilities within the state after a facility has lost federal funding. Sun Healthcare would therefore not be able to expand within Oklahoma beyond the six facilities presently open. The case is currently on appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court, which has permitted months of delay in the loss of funds and allowed the nursing home to continue to collect $3.7 million in federal payments.

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is currently a resident of a nursing home or care facility and you are worried that the care they are receiving is negligent, abusive, or inadequate, 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 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.

Today we’ve located a nursing home in Hudson County that we feel deserves mention due to its overall below average rating by the Medicare Nursing Home Compare. This Hudson County nursing home was given only 2 out of 5 stars. This indicates that, according to Medicare’s rating system, it is a below average nursing home.
As attorneys specializing in cases where nursing home abuse and neglect is an issue, we feel that it is important to point out those nursing homes that are considered average or, in this case, below average.

Manhattan View Nursing Home Has Bad Care Record

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose manhattan viewThe Manhattan View Nursing Home in Union City, New Jersey is a below average facility with 127 long term care beds. This is a for profit, corporately owned nursing home as well. Between December 2008 and November 2010, this Hudson County nursing home was routinely inspected 2 times. These inspections are conducted by the New Jersey Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing. During these inspections, this nursing home was cited for 20 separate deficiencies. Manhattan View failed to store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way, failed to offer food within proper time intervals, failed to keep medication errors within 5%, and failed to properly prevent the spread of infection. These are just a few of the 20 deficiencies cited during these routine inspections.

It has been found that proper levels of medication and proper nutrition are very important in preventing the occurrence of bed sores and or pressure ulcers. This nursing home does not appear to have had any bed sore and/or pressure ulcer citations during this time period, but with the types of deficiencies it was cited for, bed sore development is a definite concern. Families must learn the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect that can lead to bed sores and other dangers, and they must remain ever vigilant to protect their loved ones, especially in a nursing home with a below average Medicare rating.

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 are afraid that the care they are receiving is inadequate or even 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.
Let the nursing home abuse lawyers at the Mininno Law Office earn you the compensation you need and deserve.

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.

In today’s post, we are going to discuss a nursing home in Cumberland County, New Jersey that has been rated as below average by Medicare. As New Jersey and Philadelphia lawyers specializing in nursing home abuse cases, we feel compelled to continue to expose local nursing homes with below average ratings. We believe this service is important to protect families when dealing with placement or abuse and neglect issues that arise in long term facilities. Vigilance by family members is key to protecting loved ones when they become patients in any nursing home. All nursing homes are subject to inspections, and reviewing these inspections can help prevent bed sores, medication errors, and accidents that lead to abuse and neglect causing pain and even death to some patients.

Nursing Home Abuse at Cumberland Manor

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers expose cumberland manorThe nursing home that we will discuss today is the Cumberland Manor nursing home located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. This nursing is a county government owned facility with 196 long term care beds. Medicare’s nursing home compare system gave this facility 2 out of 5 stars. This rating indicates that Cumberland Manor is a below average nursing home.

According to the NJ Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, Cumberland Manor was routinely inspected 2 times between December 2008 and November 2010. During these inspections, Cumberland Manor was cited for 26 deficiencies. A few of these included failure to prohibit mistreatment and neglect, food storage and sanitary condition issues, failure to keep the facility free from accidents, and failure to keep medication errors below 5%. A nursing home with these types of deficiencies and this below average rating is the type that can lead to additional injuries, bed sores, and transfers to hospitals for acute care recovery from such issues. As we always indicate, family members must be vigilant and aware to protect their loved ones from nursing home and abuse.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved on is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility and you feel that the care they are receiving is abusive or negligent, 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.

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.

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.