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Information & Ratings on Manahawkin Convalescent Center, Manahawkin, New Jersey
Some senior citizens residing in an Ocean County nursing facility are the victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, other residents, visitors, and employees. Your loved one’s harm might have been caused by untrained nursing staff, a lack of supervision, or a failure to follow established protocols.
We encourage you to contact the New Jersey Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf beginning today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Manahawkin Convalescent Center
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Manahawkin and Ocean County, New Jersey. The "for profit" home is located at:
1211 Rt 72 West
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
Both New Jersey and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Manahawkin Convalescent Center siding substandard care. These penalties included a $3900 fine on June 30, 2017, and a $20,051 fine on November 15, 2016, for a total of $23,951.
Also, the facility received twenty-three formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information can be reviewed on the New Jersey Division of Aging Website.Manahawkin New Jersey Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Jersey and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Each Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others – citation date November 16, 2016
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date March 31, 2017
The “facility staff failed to follow their policy on Abuse.” The facility failed to protect a resident from potential abuse for “48 hours by allowing [the resident] to continue having access to [another resident]. Also, there were nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) that witnessed these incidents of abuse and failed to intercede oh report the incidents of abuse.”
Documentation shows that the resident “was so fearful of being hurt by [the other resident that he/she] called the police for protection.” The survey team imposed an Immediate Jeopardy on the facility that was lifted only after the “implementation of an acceptable plan of correction [was] submitted by the facility staff.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident who stated that they were “involved in a consensual relationship with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)” that ended in October 2016. The resident stated that they “ended the relationship because [the CNA] was now involved with [another resident].”
During an interview with the resident, it was revealed that the Administrator, Executor Director Unit Manager and the Director of Nursing all “knew about the relationship between [themselves and the CNA because the resident had] shown them text messages. Documentation shows that the resident “saved over 200 text messages as proof of [their] relationship with the CNA.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Nurse’s Notes that revealed “a nurse had informed [the resident’s] Physician about the resident’s heightened behaviors” and “was yelling out at staff.” The nursing note revealed that “the doctor had recommended for [the resident] to be seen by the facility psychiatrist.” A review of the resident’s medical records revealed that the resident stated that “I do not need to see a psychiatrist.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan failed to document a Care Plan that was developed to address the resident’s behavior. The survey team interviewed the second resident who stated that they were fearful because “all this was happening because [the resident] believe that [they were] trying to steal his/her girlfriend.” The second resident stated they were so fearful that they called the police to file a police report against the aggressive resident “to prevent something serious from happening to [them].”
According to investigators, “the facility staff failed to ensure that standards of infection control were maintained including handwashing while providing care [to six residents].” The survey team observed two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who enter the resident’s rooms at different times and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) [who] failed to wash hands upon entering [the residents’ rooms].
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while at Manahawkin Convalescent Center? Contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ocean victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Manahawkin.
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