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Newark Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Newark NJ Nursing Home Ratings GraphNewark is known as the Gateway City because of its close proximity to New York City and role in the port shipping industry. It boasts the largest population of any city in New Jersey and is home to many senior citizens.

The Newark personal injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC work diligently to ensure that all seniors receive the respectful treatment and quality of care that they deserve from the nursing home that provides their ongoing care.

We have compiled the information below on the city’s prominent nursing homes so that you can make more informed choices concerning the placement of your elderly loved ones in a care home and avoid homes that have a history of providing subpar care.

Disturbing Trends in Newark Senior Care

The federal government through Medicare gathers information every month on all nursing homes in Newark based on data collected through investigations, surveys, and inspections.

Currently, the national database reveals that surveyors found serious violations and deficiencies at forty-nine (17%) of the 287 Newark nursing homes that resulted in avoidable injuries.

Did your elderly loved one suffer from injury, mistreatment, abuse or neglect, or die unexpectedly while living in a nursing home in New Jersey?

If so, we invite you to contact the Newark nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free case review to discuss a financial compensation claim to recover your damages.

Newark NJ Senior Demographics

The city of Newark has an economy that is as diverse as its population. It is one of the nation’s most significant shipping hubs— Port Newark is a major container shipping center that connects international cargo to rail lines, air transport, and commercial trucking hubs that serve the nation.

It is also home to Prudential Financial, Audible.com, Panasonic of North America, and PSEG. Its population has grown to over 280,000 and seniors represent over 8.6% of the total.

In addition to the numerous senior citizens that already call Newark home, many more adults are rapidly approaching the age of retirement.

The Newark Day Center was founded in 1803 and continues to serve the needs of the aging by providing outreach, information, assistance programs, recreational events, and nutritional services to seniors who are looking to maintain active and healthy lives.

Special services for those who are homebound or experiencing financial difficulties are funded by the Essex County Division in Aging so that the Day Center can provide programs to those who need them the most. For more information, you can visit the senior center website.

Newark New Jersey Nursing Homes

In an effort to raise awareness to common nursing concerns and help the public avoid placing their loved ones in poor environments, our Newark nursing injury lawyers have gathered the following information from Medicare about the prominent nursing homes located throughout the city.

If you would like more specific information regarding the reasons for the rating of a nursing home, you can use the nursing home compare tool offered at the Medicare website.

We hope that by alerting you to these concerns that you will be able to notice and react more quickly if your elderly loved one is being mistreated and use this information to find a healthier environment for him or her to receive care.

All nursing home residents who suffer from abuse and neglect in their nursing home, long term care center, or assisted living center has the legal right to seek financial compensation through legal remedies filed in state or county court.

A nursing home abuse lawyer working on your behalf can file a case to hold those responsible legally accountable.

Family members who lost a loved one from a preventable wrongful death can file a case to hold the staff accountable for the neglect, abuse, and injuries the loved one endured.

Newark nursing home injury and wrongful death cases could involve physical abuse, sexual assault, emotional abuse, nursing home acquired bedsores, medical malpractice, medication errors, neglect, abuse, or mistreatment.

Information on New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across New Jersey to provide you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

Overall Rating of 287 Nursing Homes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 (124) Much above average
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 (67) Above average
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 (47) Average
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 (44) Below average
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 (5) Much below average

August 2018

Sinai Post Acute Nursing and Rehab Center

65 Jay Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 483-6800

Ownership— For-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 Stars Rating

Primary concerns: Despite having excellent quality measures in place, this nursing home lacks the resources needed to implement programs and tend to the needs of a resident. Its staff quality rating is a mere star out of five and a horrible health inspection history raises multiple red flags.

New Community Extended Care Nursing Home

266 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 624-2020

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 Stars Rating

Primary concerns: Nonprofit corporations are generally the recipients of greater ratings because they dedicate more resources to hiring qualified staff members and providing adequate training to ensure that workers are equipped to tend to the needs of a resident. This nursing home has minor health inspection concerns that need to be addressed, but it's scores could be much worse.

Broadway House for Continuing Care

298 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-9797

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 Stars Rating

Primary concerns: Despite excellent staff quality and quality measure ratings, this nursing home is plagued by multiple health inspection deficiencies. Its two-star inspection score is its primary detractor and the reason for a lower score overall.

New Vista Nursing Home

300 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 484-4222

Ownership— For-profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 Stars Rating

Primary concerns: This nursing facility has received average ratings all around. While it scores better than many of the other nursing homes rated, it could also improve its quality measures, hire more staff members, and implement better health and sanitation practices.

Forest Hill Healthcare Center

497 Mount Prospect Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-5000

Ownership— For-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

Primary concerns: The primary concern plaguing this nursing home is a poor health inspection history. Hygiene, food sanitation, and environmental hazards can place residents at greater risk of developing infections, catching communicable illnesses, and injuring themselves in slip and fall injuries.

How to Detect Abuse or Neglect

Our Newark nursing injury lawyers often point out to clients that many instances of neglect or mistreatment stem from the inability of staff members to meet their duty of care rather than intentional abuse.

Understaffing is a serious concern ever since the rise of for-profit nursing chains because corporations attempt to lower their expenses in any way possible, including reducing staff levels to subpar levels. Regardless of staff intentions, your loved one deserves an individualized treatment plan and to receive an adequate amount of attention and supervision, where needed.

Following are signs of nursing home abuse and neglect that your loved one’s care center is failing to meet its responsibilities.

  • Your loved one develops bedsores in the nursing facility, which are wounds that result from poor circulation to common pressure points on the body. Preventing these injuries is as simple as moving a resident that has mobility problems once every several hours so that blood can circulate to affected areas, or assisting a resident in being active.
  • Your loved one develops a Newark nursing home acquired infection. This can be the result of poor hygienic policies, failure to keep a sanitary environment, or bacteria invading an open wound such as those created by advanced stage bedsores.
  • Your loved one displays symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration. Understaffed nursing homes have been known not to provide adequate nutrition to a resident, and those who miss meals often lose weight, become confused or irritable, suffer from fatigue or faintness, and have dark urine. This failure could be caused by nursing home neglect or abuse.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to a medication error that occurred at the nursing home.
Hiring a Newark Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home Law Center LLC has helped thousands of nursing home residents recover the compensation they are entitled to when nursing homes failed to provide the quality of care they deserved.

Contact us today toll-free at (800) 926-7565 to arrange a free case consultation with one of our Newark nursing home abuse attorneys to learn more about your rights and review your legal options.

Each nursing home abuse attorney works solely on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never owe us a thing until we have recovered damages on your behalf.

All information you share with our nursing home abuse lawyers will remain confidential through an attorney client relationship.

Our personal injury lawyers provide legal advice in other practice areas that include, medical malpractice, preventable bed sores, physical abuse, abuse or neglect, product liability, deadly medications, and wrongful death.

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