Paterson Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Paterson Nursing Home Abuse AttorneysPaterson is the third largest city in New Jersey and home to the largest percentage of disabled residents in the nation. The Paterson nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent the interests of seniors and disabled individuals who require regular supervision and care. Over the last decade, there has been a national epidemic of nursing home neglect and abuse cases that has coincided with the rise of many for profit owned centers and nursing home chains. We’ve provided valuable data about the prominent centers serving the Paterson area in an effort to raise awareness to nursing home concerns and help you avoid placing your loved ones in facilities that have a history of providing subpar treatment.

Paterson Senior Demographics

The city of Paterson is part of the New York metropolitan area and is the seat of Passaic County and its largest city. Its senior population represents nearly 9% of its 146,753 residents and it has an ethnically and economically diverse population that includes many Hispanic, Arab and Muslim immigrants. Paterson is home to the second largest Islamic population in the United States. Its largest ethnic groups are Dominican Americans and Puerto Ricans.

It also has the largest proportion of disabled residents for any municipality in the United States with a population larger than 100,000. Approximately 30% of the male population and 29% of the female population has some form of physical or mental disability. Seniors and disabled citizens alike are provided numerous services through the Passaic County Department of Senior Services that include meal programs, house cleaning services, certified home health aides, educational conferences, health fairs, social activities, outreach, in-home risk assessments and care management services. For more information, you can call (973) 881-4000 or contact the department via email at contact@passaiccountynj.org.

Paterson Nursing Homes

Our Paterson nursing injury lawyers have gathered information about the most prominent nursing centers serving Paterson residents. For more information about any of these facilities or centers that have not been listed, you can use the nursing home compare tool offered by Medicare at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. The primary purpose for this information is to raise awareness to the most common nursing concerns for the area and to help you make more informed decisions regarding where to place your loved ones. If you feel that your loved one is not receiving the treatment he or she deserves, we can assist you in his or her relocation to a facility that offers higher quality 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:

Preakness Healthcare Center
305 Oldham Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 585-2132

Ownership— County Government

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 stars rating

Primary concerns: Despite a high quality staff, this facility has received horrible ratings over its quality measures and health inspection history. This could signal administrative and policy concerns that are driving a poor quality of care rather than lack of resources or well trained staff members.

Daughters of Miriam Center
155 Hazel Street
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 772-3700

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility is plagued by ongoing health inspection deficiencies and poor quality measures. Sanitation concerns and quality measures often go hand in hand and can increase the risk that patients will develop bedsores and infections or contract communicable diseases.

Maple Glen Center
12-15 Saddle River Road
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
(201) 797-9522

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 stars rating

Primary concerns: There is nothing special about this facility’s ratings. Its quality of care could be much worse, but it has not received more than three stars in any area of assessment, making it average.

Hamilton Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
56 Hamilton Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 773-7070

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 stars rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing is a concern for this facility, with a staff quality score of only two stars. When a staff is at barebones levels, members lack the time or resources to attend to the individual needs of every patient, which can result in neglect or errors that result in complications or injury.

Doctors Subacute Care
59 Birch Street
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 942-8899
Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received excellent ratings in all areas of assessment, making it an excellent center for consideration. It has only minor health inspection deficiencies and perfect staff quality and quality measures ratings.

Barnert Subacute Rehabilitation Center
680 Broadway Suite 301
Paterson, NJ 07514
(973) 754-0999

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicare only

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 stars rating

Primary concerns: Minor improvements can be made to staff quality, but this facility has received excellent marks regardless. The primary detractor for Medicaid patients is that this facility only accepts Medicare.

Early Detection of Neglect and Abuse is Critical

Our Paterson nursing injury lawyers always advise conducting an investigation into any suspicions of negligence or abuse because it is far safer to be proven wrong than to continue allowing your loved one to suffer. Many of our clients tell us that something suddenly seems off or that their loved one is no longer him or herself. Some of the signs of abuse or neglect can include the following.

  • Your loved one suddenly loses weight and exhibits symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration. These can include fatigue, irritability, dizziness, confusion, fainting and dark urine.
  • You notice physical symptoms of neglect or abuse. One of the most common signs of neglect is the development of bedsores, for example. These can be prevented or treated merely by moving the patient on a regular basis and should never reach the point of an open wound. Bruises and marks on the hands, wrists or ankles can be signs of physical or sexual assault.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to a medication error. Lack of supervision leading up to a fall can also be classified as negligence.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has helped thousands of clients just like you hold negligent nursing facilities liable when their inaction, poor quality of care or abusive behavior has resulted in bodily or psychological harm. If you believe your loved one is being mistreated, contact us now to arrange a free consultation with one of our award winning Paterson nursing home abuse attorneys. Once we have collected the information we need to get to work on your case, we will conduct a detailed investigation and let you know more about your legal options. If we are unable to help you recover compensation, you are assured that our services will be free of charge.

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