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Somerset County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

New Jersey nursing homes that receive federal funding are required to meet the criteria set forth in the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act, or FNHRA.  Under this law, elderly residents must receive proper care to promote their “highest practicable” mental, physical, psychological, and social health. Unfortunately, many homes do not provide this federally mandated standard of care.  Sometimes, negligent medical care is caused by errors made by nursing staff, poor training procedures, or under-staffing.  In other cases, nurses intentionally abuse the residents they are supposed to care for.

Nursing home abuse lawyer Brent Wieand believes that seniors should be treated with dignity and respect in their golden years.  This includes the right to receive proper medical treatment.  If a home does not provide the appropriate level of care and a resident suffers serious personal injury as a result, Brent will fight hard to hold the home accountable and recover compensation.

Brent is proud to serve clients throughout Somerset County, including the areas of Bedminster, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Far Hills, Franklin, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, Montgomery, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung.  To set up a private, free legal consultation, call Brent today at (877) 654-3887.

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Common Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Caregiver Neglect

If you suspect your elderly loved one has been physically, mentally, or even financially harmed at an elder care facility, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can investigate the matter in depth.  In particular, you should file a complaint with the New Jersey Department of Health and contact Brent immediately if you suspect or witness any of the following:

  • Verbal abuse directed at a resident.
  • Medication errors, including negligent or intentional overmedication.
  • Physical abuse such as pushing, slapping or hitting a resident.
  • Failure to offer proper medical attention, such as CPR.
  • The occurrence of wrongful death.  Wrongful death is broadly defined as any avoidable death resulting from another party’s negligent, reckless, careless, or illegal actions (or failure to act).
  • Maintaining an unsafe living environment.  Examples include tripping hazards or unprotected heating units next to a bed, which can contribute to accidental falls.
  • Failure to provide adequate nutrition and/or hydration.
  • Failure to assist residents with bathing and/or bathroom necessities.

There are also certain warning signs which tend to indicate improper treatment.  Many of the claims Brent handles involve one or more of the following “red flags”:

  • Bed sores, which are also called pressure ulcers or decubitis ulcers.
  • Frequent nursing home falls resulting in serious injury.
  • Unusual or sudden changes in behavior, such as your loved one becoming fearful of the home, or becoming hesitant to speak in front of staff.
  • Unsanitary conditions, such as residents left in soiled diapers, which generally indicate neglectful elder care.
  • Unexplained injuries, wounds, or bruises.
  • Chronic infections and/or frequent bouts of illness.
  • Dehydration and/or malnutrition, typically seen together.  These often present with rapid weight loss or gain.
  • Unexplained or unexpected emergency room treatment or death.

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Nursing Homes in Somerset County, NJ

To find out how nationwide homes stack up against each other, be sure to check out the federal government’s free Medicare Compare tool.  Medicare Compare is an excellent resource for determining the quality of care provided by each facility.

Of course, in addition to online research, you should always visit the intended home in person to see what the staff and amenities are like first-hand.  The following homes are located in the Somerset County area:

Abingdon Care & Rehabilitation Center
303 Rock Ave.
Green Brook, NJ 08812

Bridgeway Care and Rehab Center – Bridgewater
270 Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Bridgeway Care and Rehab Center – Hillsborough
395 Amwell Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
39 East Mountain Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Franklin Care Center
3371 Route 27
Franklin Park, NJ 08823

Friends Retirement Concepts
100 Monroe St.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Green Knoll Center
875 Route 202-206 N.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Margaret Mclaughlin Mccarrick
15 Dellwood Ln.
Somerset, NJ 08873

Mcauley Hall Health Care Center
1633 Highway 22
Watchung, NJ 07069

NJ Eastern Star Home
111 Finderne Ave.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Regency Heritage Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
380 Demott Ln.
Somerset, NJ 08873

Rehab at River’s Edge
633 Route 28
Raritan, NJ 08869

Skilled Nursing at Fellowship Village
8000 Fellowship Dr.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Somerset Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
1621 Route 22 West
Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Stonebridge at Montgomery Health Care Center
100 Hollinshead Spring Rd.
Skillman, NJ 08558

Willow Creek Rehab And Care Center
1165 Easton Ave.
Somerset, NJ 08873

If your loved one has suffered a serious injury in one of these facilities, don’t let them suffer alone: call nursing home abuse attorney Brent Wieand for a free and confidential case evaluation at (877) 654-3887 today.

Disclosure: Brent Wieand is based in Philadelphia, PA and is proud to serve residents throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.