Elizabeth Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Elizabeth Nursing Home Abuse LawyersElizabeth is one of the largest cities in New Jersey and home to one of the busiest port terminals in the world. Its population includes thousands of senior citizens and the Elizabeth nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are dedicated to ensuring that every elderly patient receives the quality of care that he or she deserves. As part of our efforts to raise awareness to common nursing concerns, we have compiled important information to consider about some of the prominent facilities serving the Elizabeth area. It is our hope that this information will help you make more informed decisions regarding where you decide to place your loved ones.

Elizabeth Senior Demographics

The city of Elizabeth is home to numerous freight and logistics companies via the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal and companies based in the city include the Bayway Refinery, a Phillips 66 refining facility and New England Motor Freight. Despite its connection to numerous energy companies, the city has been declared one of America’s 50 Greenest Cities. Its population has grown to almost 129,000— 9.2% of which are senior citizens.

Seniors and those who are advancing toward retirement can look to the Office on Aging for numerous programs that provide assistance to elderly and disabled residents. Programs include financial assistance, transportation and ride programs, personal intervention services and social functions such as a Valentine’s Day dance and luncheon, a talent show and pizza party, a mini health fair and a senior barbecue. The Office on Aging maintains five different locations and its main center is at the City Hall. For more information, you can call (908) 820-4045 or stop in to its location at 50 Winfield Scott Plaza in Elizabeth, NJ.

Elizabeth Nursing Homes

There are numerous senior centers that serve the Elizabeth area and our Elizabeth nursing injury lawyers have gathered information on those in the closest proximity of the city so that you are aware of how each facility rates and what problems to pay additional attention to. All of the information comes from Medicare through its nursing home compare tool. If you would like more specific information about why a facility has received its score or to see how a home that is not on our list has been rated, you can use the tool at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

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:

Delaire Nursing and Convalescent Center
400 West Stimpson Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
(908) 862-3399

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: There is not a single area of assessment in which this facility received an admirable score. Its health inspection history received only two stars, which means the facility has multiple deficiencies related to sanitation and environmental safety. This places patients at an elevated risk of developing infections or being injured due to their environment.

Cranford Rehab and Nursing Center
205 Birchwood Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 272-6660

Ownership— For profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite an excellent quality measures score, this facility received a deplorable health inspection score. This could be related to its low staff quality score, which measures the amount of specialized staff members and the training provided to everyone who works at the facility. For profit facilities often seek to reduce overhead by keeping barebones staff levels and this can cause problems in other areas.

Elmora Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
225 West Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 353-1220

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 star rating

Primary concerns: Don’t let this facility’s five star rating deceive you. Despite its overall rating, its staff quality score is only three stars. As stated before, low staff levels can lead to other problems down the road, primarily because staff members are in a hurry or do not have the resources to tend to each individual’s needs.

 

Trinitas Hospital
655 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
(908) 994-7050

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 star rating

Primary concerns: A poor staff quality rating and mediocre health inspection history are the two things holding this facility back from a perfect rating overall.

Elizabeth Nursing and Rehab
1048 Grove Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 354-0002

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 star rating

Primary concerns: Like many of the other facilities in the area, this nursing center suffers from understaffing. While it has not impacted its quality measures or health inspection history yet, it is a concern that is worth noting.

Plaza Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
456 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 354-1300

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility’s one star staff rating is the lowest staff quality rating out of all the facilities we’ve covered. It is highly possible that staff quality is linked to this facility’s other problems, including numerous health inspection deficiencies.

How to Detect and Respond to Nursing Home Neglect

Our Elizabeth nursing injury lawyers handle many cases of neglect where the staff members responsible for a patient’s care are stretched thin and unable to provide quality care despite the best of intentions. This never excuses the facility when patients suffer from injuries resulting from lack of attentive care and makes a strong case for requiring for profit facilities to meet minimum staffing requirements. The most common signs that your loved one isn’t receiving the attention he or she deserves include the following.

  • He or she develops pressure ulcers, which are commonly referred to as bedsores. These sores are easily prevented by regularly moving patients who are in the same position for extended time periods and a direct result of neglect.
  • He or she is hospitalized due to medication errors. This can include not receiving medication at the time prescribed or receiving the wrong dosage or medication. Caregivers that are in a hurry are far more likely to make these mistakes.
  • He or she slips or falls in an accident because nursing staff did not provide adequate supervision.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has provided award winning legal services to thousands of clients who suffered injuries due to negligent nursing care. Contact us today to find out how our Elizabeth nursing home abuse attorneys can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to and to ensure that your loved one receives the care that he or she deserves. If we are unable to secure damages on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.

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