Cape May Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

The decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be heart-wrenching.  This choice is often necessitated when family members are unable to meet a parent or grandparent’s day-to-day living or medical needs.  In many instances, it is no longer safe for a senior citizen to move around without assistance, or to stay home alone due to a cognitive disorder such as Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

It simply isn’t feasible for most families to provide aging loved ones with 24/7 care.  For this reason, families seek help from professional caregivers.  Upon placement, we expect our loved ones will receive the best of treatment, provided by trained and experienced medical practitioners.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  It is no secret that the treatment provided at some nursing homes is downright despicable.  Each year, thousands of senior citizens become the victim of some form of caregiver neglect or abuse, which often causes traumatic physical, mental, and/or financial harm.

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Handling Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Claims

Brent Wieand is a trial attorney who has dedicated his legal practice to standing up for the rights of seniors.  He believes the elderly have earned the right to be treated with dignity and respect.  This includes the right to proper medical care and quality treatment.  If your loved one was seriously hurt because of improper care at a nursing home or assisted living facility, don’t let them suffer alone.

Brent is an experienced and tenacious litigator who is dedicated to pursuing justice and compensation for his clients.  He will leave no stone unturned when searching for the evidence needed to prove your personal injury or wrongful death case, and frequently consults with medical experts to strengthen malpractice claims in court.  He has won numerous six-figure settlements and awards for injury victims, and was chosen as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for three consecutive years.

If your loved one was seriously injured or killed because of caregiver neglect or abuse, put a “super lawyer” to work for you.  Brent is proud to serve all of New Jersey, including the areas of Cape May Court House, Ocean View, and Ocean City, NJ.  Call Brent at (800) 481-5206 for a free and confidential legal consultation, or contact him through the online contact form.

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What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

If you suspect that a loved one is being mistreated, speak up and ask questions.  If staff and administrators cannot answer your questions satisfactorily, call the ombudsman or the New Jersey Department of Health.  In the event of a serious injury or death, always consult with an experienced nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible!

To protect your elderly loved ones, pay careful attention for common signs of neglectful treatment or abuse.  Signs of elder abuse may include:

  • Frequent falls that occur when walking, standing, sitting or from a bed.
  • The development of bed sores (also called pressure ulcers or decubitis ulcers).
  • Unexplained cuts, burns or bruises.
  • Sudden changes in behavior or fear of certain staff members.
  • Dramatic weight loss or weight gain.
  • Appendange or limb amputation, frequently resulting from poor diabetes management.
  • Wandering and elopement, where vulnerable seniors leave the facility’s premises without supervision.

Elder Care Facilities in Cape May

The following is a list of nursing homes in Cape May County:

Court House Center
144 Magnolia Dr.
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
4 Moore Rd.
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

North Cape Center
700 Townbank Rd.
Cape May, NJ 08204

Oceana Rehabilitation and NC
502 Route 9 N.
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Oceanview Center for Rehabilitation
2721 Route 9
Ocean View, NJ 08230

The Shores at Wesley Manor
2201 Bay Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Victoria Manor
3809 Bayshore Rd.
North Cape May, NJ 08204

Additionally, Cape May is also home to the following assisted living facilities:

Emeritus at Cape May
591 Route 9 S.
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

The Shores at Wesley Manor
2201 Bay Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226

The Residence at Oceanview
2721 Route 9
Ocean View, NJ 08230

Victoria Commons
610 Town Bank Rd.
Cape May, NJ 08204

Victoria Manor Nursing Center
3809 Bayshore Rd.
Cape May, NJ 08204

North Cape Center
700 Town Bank Rd.
Cape May, NJ 08204

Before placing a loved one in any care facility, it is prudent to visit in person to meet the staff and administration, and to check if the services provided meet your loved one’s needs.  Medicare has a useful online tool, referred to as  Medicare Compare, which can be used to compare the quality of nursing homes.  Medicare’s website publishes information on the quality of care provided for every Medicaid- and Medicare-certified facility in the United States.

If your elderly loved one was a victim of wrongful death or personal injury, attorney Brent Wieand may be able to help. To set up a free, private case evaluation, call Brent today at (800) 481-5206.

Disclaimer: Brent Wieand is a personal injury lawyer based in Philadelphia.  He is proud to serve clients throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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