Jersey City Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Jersey City Elder Abuse LawyerJersey City is the current fastest growing municipality in the State of New Jersey and its proximity to New York has earned it the title of “Wall Street West.” The Jersey City nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC work diligently to protect the growing senior population from an epidemic of abuse and neglect that has surfaced over the last ten years. As more nursing facilities fall into the hands of for profit corporations, the needs of patients are being outweighed by the desire for profit. We’ve provided information below about the prominent centers serving the city so that you can make more informed choices and be aware of common nursing concerns.

Jersey City Senior Demographics

From the 1930s until the 1980s, Jersey City experienced a sharp population decline and is now rebounding as the fastest growing city in the state. Its diverse population has grown from 247,000 to 262,000 in only four years and its economy is strongly tied to the transportation, freight and manufacturing industries. Jersey City is an important and strategic transportation hub because of the Port of New York and New Jersey that it serves. In recent years, many financial services companies have moved in, helping restore its downtown central business district and earning the city the title of “Wall Street West.”

Over 9% of Jersey City’s population is comprised of senior citizens and thousands of more of its adults will be reaching the age of retirement over the next decade. The Office of Senior Affairs assists seniors and aging adults who are seeking to remain healthy, happy and active and its services include free movie screenings, a bus program that transports seniors to local grocery stores, regular health screenings and flu shots, a nutrition program and an outreach program that connects seniors with the services provided via 80 different senior citizen organizations located throughout the city. For more information, you can contact Carol Pasquale or Marilyn Moore at (201) 547-4777.

Jersey City Nursing Homes

Our Jersey City nursing injury lawyers have gathered the following information about the five nursing centers located in the city using data offered by Medicare’s nursing home compare tool. It is our hope that you can use this information to notice potential concerns more quickly and make more informed decisions prior to placing your loved one in a nursing facility. If you feel that your loved one is in a poor environment, we can assist you in relocating him or her into a center that provides a higher quality of 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:

Margaret Anna Cusack Care Center
537 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 653-8300

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received excellent ratings for its staff quality and quality measures. There are minor concerns over recent health inspection deficiencies, however. Proper sanitation and environmental safety measures prevent the spread of communicable diseases and injuries due to environmental hazards.

Majestic Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
620 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 435-0033

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing concerns may be driving a poor health inspection history. When for profit corporations cut costs but reducing staff to barebones levels, it limits the resources the facility has with which to ensure quality service. In this instance, it has resulted in a poor sanitation and environmental safety record.

Alaris Health at Hamilton Park
525 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 653-8800

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received mediocre ratings for the quality of its staff and measures taken to ensure that the needs of patients are met. While it has received a decent rating overall, there is still room for improvement.

Alaris Health at Jersey City
198 Stevens Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 451-9000

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: As is often the case with nursing home chains, the prioritization of profit often results in concerns at one or more of the chain’s facilities. The Jersey City location is plagued by an abysmal health inspection rating that is so poor it has lowered its score to two stars despite respectable staff quality and quality measures scores.

Alaris Health at Harbor View
178-198 Ogden Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 963-1800

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has respectable scores all around. Its only areas of potential improvement are in addressing minor health inspection deficiencies and hiring additional staff members.

St Ann’s Home for Aged
198 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 433-0950

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite quality staff and quality measures concerns, this facility is plagued by a poor health inspection history.

When to Seek Legal Advice if You Suspect Abuse

Our Jersey City nursing injury lawyers are always happy to assist you in identifying abusive or neglectful situations. If you have any reason at all to suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, we advise seeking out legal counsel if only to rule out your suspicions. In the worst case scenario, we can then identify an abusive situation and take measures to protect your loved one from future neglect or abuse by helping you with his or her relocation. Some of the most common symptoms of abuse include the following.

  • The presence of marks which would indicate physical or sexual assault
  • The development of bedsores or infections
  • Hospitalization due to a fall or trip
  • Symptoms of dehydration or malnutrition such as irritability, fatigue, dizziness and sudden weight loss
  • Sudden changes in your loved one’s behavior such as emotional outbursts, anger, depression or refusing to speak in the presence of caregivers.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they deserve following negligent treatment or abuse at a nursing center. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse, contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our award winning Jersey City nursing home abuse attorneys so that we can collect the information we need to begin a thorough investigation into the matter and review your legal options with you. If we are unable to secure compensation on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.

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