The 10 Worst Nursing Homes in the Tri-County Area: #2

Nursing Home Abuse is a growing epidemic in our long term care industry.

Manorcare Health Services (Gloucester)

Manorcare Health Services in West Deptford, New Jersey is number 2 in our list of the ten nursing homes in the tri-county area guiltiest of nursing home negligence or nursing home abuse. It’s also the first facility we’ve seen in the list from Gloucester County. Inspectors reported some deficiencies in the facility that we have yet to see in any of the other nursing homes we’ve mentioned in this list. The home was noted to have failed in the following areas of the inspection:

  • Hiring only people who have no legal history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents
  • Reporting and investigating any acts or reports of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of residents
  • Giving residents necessary care to prevent bedsores or heal existing ones.
  • Giving care that supports the highest possible quality of life
  • Making sure residents nutritional needs were met
  • Reviewing drug regimes, and having licensed pharmacists check drug regimens monthly  as to keep medicine error rates below 5%
  • Storing and preparing food in a safe and sanitary way
  • Making sure common areas are free of hazardous obstructions
  • Providing necessary housekeeping and maintenance
  • Keeping accurate medical records

Nursing Home Abuse: Also disheartening was the fact that very low percentages of both long and short stay residents received flu shots and pneumococcal vaccinations. The facility was found to have higher than National and/or New Jersey percentage averages when it came to long and short stay residents suffering from moderate to severe pain, long and short stay residents who develop bedsores, long stay residents whose physical independence became limited, long stay residents who became more anxious or depressed, long stay residents who have catheters inserted and then left in their bladders, and long stay residents who lose too much weight.  The facility was also reported to lack any effective procedure to prevent the spread of infection.

The most disturbing of these deficiencies is that the facility received reports and accusations from residents or their families of nursing home abuse and neglect, and never took any steps to investigate them. That means that negligent and abusive staff members acted virtually free of consequence. Nursing home abuse should never go free of consequence.  Our ill senior citizens should be cared for with the utmost respect. The alarming trend of nursing home negligence and abuse has to be halted somewhere. It seems that now, the only way to do it is to hit the facilities financially with nursing home abuse law suits.

Victims of Nursing Home Abuse: Take Your First Step

The Nursing home abuse lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to righting the wrongs caused by nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse. If you or a loved one have been hurt by nursing home abuse at a long term care facility, don’t waste anymore time.
Contact us for a free case evaluation, or call us at 856-833-0600 in New Jersey, or 215-567-2380 in Philadelphia. Let us get you the compensation you deserve.

Note: Conclusions in this blog about nursing home abuse were formed from data provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and Medicare .

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