Newark Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Newark Nursing Home Abuse LawyersNewark 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 nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC work diligently to ensure that all seniors receive the respectful treatment and quality of care that they deserve from the nursing facilities that provide their ongoing care. We have compiled the information below on the city’s prominent nursing centers so that you can make more informed choices concerning the placement of your loved ones in a care facility and avoid homes that have a history of providing subpar care.

Newark 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 http://www.newarkdaycenter.org/senior_center.html.

Newark 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 facilities located throughout the city. If you would like more specific information regarding the reasons for a facility’s rating, you can use the nursing home compare tool offered at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. We hope that by alerting you to these concerns that you will be able to notice and react more quickly if your loved one is being mistreated and use this information to find a healthier environment for him or her to receive care.

Information on New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

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

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 facility lacks the resources needed to implement programs and tend to the needs of patients. 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 Facility
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 patients. This facility has minor health inspection concerns that need to be addressed, but its scores could be much worse.

Broadway House for Continuing
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 facility 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
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 facility has received average ratings all around. While it scores better than many of the other facilities 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

3 stars rating

Primary concerns: The primary concern plaguing this facility 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 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 that your loved one’s care center is failing to meet its responsibilities.

  • Your loved one develops bedsores, which are wounds that result from poor circulation to common pressure points on the body. Preventing these injuries is as simple as moving patients that have mobility problems once every several hours so that blood can circulate to affected areas or assisting patients in being active.
  • Your loved one develops an 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 facilities have been known not to provide adequate nutrition to all of their patients and those who miss meals often lose weight, become confused or irritable, suffer from fatigue or faintness and have dark urine.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to a medication error.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they are entitled to when nursing homes failed to provide the quality of care they deserved. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Newark nursing home abuse attorneys to learn more about your rights and review your legal options. Our lawyers work solely on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never owe us a thing until we have recovered damages on your behalf.

For additional information on New Jersey laws and information on nursing homes look here.

If you are looking for information on a specific facility or an attorney, please see links below to respective locality pages.

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