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Voorhees Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The New Jersey Nursing Home Law Center attorneys represent victims of nursing home abuse in cases just like yours and can help your family too. We use the law to hold caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients legally and financially accountable. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
This facility is a 190-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Voorhees and Camden County, New Jersey. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3001 Evesham Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Voorhees Center offers other services. The services include short stay care, memory support, long-term care, transitional care, cardiac management, palliative care, respite care, dementia care, psychiatric services, orthopedic rehab, and restorative services including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New Jersey and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or withhold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $4550 monetary fine against Voorhees Center on November 16, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received one formally filed complaint and self-reported one significant issue that both resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Jersey Division of Aging Website.
Voorhees New Jersey Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every New Jersey long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the New Jersey Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation date November 16, 2017
- In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated September 22, 2015, the investigators determined “the facility failed to prevent the use of a physical restraint without appropriate assessment and against facility policy.”
According to investigators, the “facility failed to keep a resident free from physical restraint use.”
The state investigators conducting a survey at the facility spoke with the Clinical Nurse Executive and facility Administrator who informed the surveyors that a resident “was found by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the hallway on Unit 1 with a sheet placed over the resident’s waist and tied to the back of the resident’s reclining Geri-chair.”
The Administrator stated that “the sheet was loosely tied, and the resident was able to lift [their] body out of the chair. The Clinical Nurse Executive and Administrator stated that they were in the process of investigating the incident and had reported the concern to the New Jersey Department of Health.”
It was revealed that to the knowledge of the Administrator and Clinical Nurse Executive that “the nurses that were involved in the incident had never done this to a resident at the facility before.” They stated that “the employees that were involved in the incident were removed from the schedule pending an investigation.”
The Unit Manager stated that two nurses restrained the patient “to the Geri-chair because the resident was combative with staff when they attempted to bring the resident out to the nurse’s station. The unit manager told the surveyor that the resident was never combative [before that date].”
In this incident, the resident was observed “seated in her wheelchair in the dining room, being cued by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for lunch. A tabs monitor was attached to the wheelchair.”
An investigation report summarized that the resident “became very confused and agitated on the 3-11 shift and staff was unable to manage the behaviors. The investigation further indicated that in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and CNA, wrapped a sheet around the resident to keep her safe from falls and immediate distraction.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “upon learning what had occurred, counseled the two employees who applied the restraint and conducted in-service training to all employees on the unit.” Both the Administrator and the Director of Nursing “told the surveyor that it was not the policy at the facility to apply restraints to residents and provided a copy of the policy.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Voorhees Center? Contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Camden victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Voorhees.
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