New Jersey’s Highest and Lowest-Rated Nursing Homes
When you’ve made the difficult decision to move an elderly loved one into a nursing home, you do so with great care. You ask plenty of questions in an effort to choose the most appropriate and most reputable facility possible.
Unfortunately, according to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare database, New Jersey is home to quite a few poor quality facilities. A recent study ranked the highest and lowest-quality nursing homes in New Jersey. Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare database compiled 2,027 problems found across 364 nursing homes.
The problems were identified over the course of individual inspections of each facility that accepts Medicare and Medicaid. The average New Jersey home has 4.3 problems related to residents’ health and 1.7 related to fire safety. Both of those averages are lower than the national rates of 6.8 health deficiencies and 3.3 problems related to fire safety. Quality of nursing homes continues to be a growing concern as the number of people living in them continues to rise — and will keep doing so as baby boomers to move into their 60s and beyond.
Ultimately what the survey shows is that families of vulnerable nursing home residents have much to be concerned about when it comes to their loved one’s care. If you suspect someone close to you – a mother, father, friend or loved one – is being abused or neglected by their nursing home, talk to an experienced and qualified nursing home rights lawyer today. There’s no reason why your loved one should have to suffer the indignity of abuse and mistreatment. Let an attorney help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
If your elderly loved one has been injured due to the negligence or abuse of nursing home or assisted living facility staff, or abuse by other residents, contact a skilled and compassionate nursing home abuse lawyer who will fight for your family. Call the Sugarman Law today for a free consultation about your case.