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Information & Ratings on Oceana Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Staff members at nursing facilities are entrusted to provide every resident with the highest level of compassionate care and hygiene assistance. Unfortunately, many patients become the victims of neglect, abuse or mistreatment by caregivers, employees or other residents. Some of these victims are harmed through physical assaults, emotional distress, or sexual abuse.
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This long-term care facility is a 116-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Cape May Court House and
Cape May County, New Jersey. The "for profit" home is located at:
502 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210
Both the federal government and the state of New Jersey have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $10,060 against Ocean Rehab and Nursing Center on May 12, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received six formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Jersey Division of Aging Website.Cape May Court House New Jersey Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New Jersey and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation date November 1, 2016
- Failure to Protect Each Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others – citation date November 1, 2016
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date November 1, 2016
The “facility failed to address the safety needs for [four residents].” Three residents “were allowed to leave the facility without escort and returned to the facility on several occasions, with signs and symptoms of impaired speech, abnormal gait or brought back to the facility by police after they shoplifted alcohol.”
Additionally, “there was a resident-to-resident altercation at the facility after returning to the facility. The facility also permitted the residents to go out on pass on numerous occasions despite Physician/Nurse Practitioner having concerns with the resident’s leaving the facility.”
A state surveyor interviewed the facility Nurse Practitioner who indicated “she did not agree with the resident’s going out on a pass. However, she stated that even though she did not agree, she was not saying that they cannot leave the facility and that the decision for out on a pass privilege was for the facility.”
The Nurse Practitioner stated that “I am trying to protect the Physician and myself stating I do not agree with the facility and letting the resident’s go on a pass. If they go out and they get hit by a car, and I am trying to protect us. The Administrator says they have the right to go out. This is something that we have to work out with the facility.”
The survey team interviewed the facility Administrator who indicated “that the residents are alert and oriented. Therefore, we cannot restrict them from leaving. We discourage it, we educate, but we cannot tell them they cannot go out even if they get alcohol or get drunk.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to protect three residents from resident-to-resident altercations at physical abuse according to their policy Resident-to-Resident Abuse.”
The facility “failed to perform a thorough investigation to report to the New Jersey Department of Health three incidents of resident-to-resident abuse allegations.”
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