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Warren Haven Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Warren County nursing facility, contact the New Jersey Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to help you seek justice and hold those responsible for the mistreatment legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure you receive monetary recovery for your damages.
Warren Haven Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 180-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Oxford and Warren County, New Jersey. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
350 Oxford Road
Oxford, New Jersey 07863
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of New Jersey can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $3250 monetary penalty against Warren Haven Rehab and Nursing Center on January 18, 2018, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received three formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New Jersey Division of Aging Website.
Oxford New Jersey Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the New Jersey Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation date January 18, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions before Initiating the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date January 18, 2018
According to investigators, the facility “failed to follow Physician’s orders [for a resident] who had a compromise breathing status.”
The surveyor observed the resident “in bed with her eyes closed. The resident held a nebulizer mask in [their] hand rested across their chest. The surveyor observed oxygen tubing with a nasal cannula on the floor at the foot of the resident’s bed [with tubing that] was connected to an oxygen concentrator which was on had a setting of three liters per minute. The prongs of the nasal cannula were touching the floor.”
The surveyor observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) entering the resident’s room and then closed the door. When the LPN exited the room a few minutes later, the surveyor asked the LPN “if she finished care for [the resident, and the LPN] replied, ‘yes.’”.
When the surveyor reentered the room, they observed the nasal cannula on the floor at the foot of the resident’s bed. “The surveyor asked the resident how they were, and the resident stated that they could not breathe and felt around the bed sheets. The surveyor asked [the resident] what they were looking for, and the resident stated, ‘my oxygen.’”
The nursing home “failed to provide supportive rationale for increasing the dose of antipsychotic medication [for one resident].” The surveyors observed the resident “seated in the activity room behind the nurse’s station [while] manipulating building blocks and mumbling. The resident did not respond when spoken to.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) that “indicated that the resident had episodes of inattention and disorganized thinking. These episodes were present but fluctuated and were not constant. The resident had a Care Plan in place for behaviors which included interventions for monitoring, approaching [calmly], explaining tasks and procedures, using cues and gestures, redirection with snacks in activities.”
The surveyors reviewed the antipsychotic medication Black Box Warning “which indicated that elderly patients treated with this medication were at an increased risk of death.” The surveyor spoke with the Director of Nursing and Administrator regarding the increase of the resident’s antipsychotic medication “by the psychiatrists without supportive documentation and that the target behaviors of wandering, PICA and urinating in inappropriate places were not behaviors to warrant antipsychotic [drug] use.”
Additionally, “the surveyor expressed concern that the facility did not address the need for this resident to have increased staff supervision and addressing his wandering, PICA, and urinating in inappropriate places since the behaviors were common in people with dementia.”
Abused at Warren Haven Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Warren Haven Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Warren victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Oxford.
We provide free initial case consultations to every potential client an offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee you will not pay us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.