Every year, hundreds of innocent, vulnerable residents of nursing homes become victims of physical and sexual abuse by staff and residents. The simple fact is that nursing home abuse is completely preventable if management is attentive in its supervision and the staff provides levels of services according to the resident’s care plan. Any deviation from the care plan can mean that the staff is not prepared to display respect for the dignity of the resident, often leading to nursing home abuse and neglect. If your loved one has suffered an injury due to negligence of a nursing home it is important to contact elder abuse lawyer as soon as possible. Free consultation about your nursing home abuse case. Contact our experienced attorneys today. We know that nursing home residents don’t always have the capacity to speak up for themselves or assert their rights. If you suspect that your elder parent or disabled loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate to get an experienced New Jersey elder abuse lawyer involved. Often, a lawsuit is the only way to stop the neglect and abuse. When you have nowhere else to turn, you can turn to a New Jersey elder abuse attorney. Contact an elder abuse attorney at our firm right away for a free consultation about any of the following types of nursing home abuse:

  • Sexual assault, rape
  • Physical assault
  • Emotional abuse
  • Falls, wandering off
  • Malnutrition, dehydration and improper hygiene
  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers)
  • Improper supervision of staff and other residents
  • Medication errors

No one ever expects a family member or friend to be the victim of abuse in a nursing home.

What are the rights of residents of New Jersey’s nursing homes? All New Jersey nursing homes must:

  • Provide proper medical and nursing home care for all residents
  • Protect resident funds
  • Honor the privacy and confidentiality of each resident
  • Ensure that residents are free from physical restraints used for purposes other than to treat medical symptoms
  • Develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property
  • Promote the quality of life for each resident
  • Protect the dignity of each resident
  • Encourage all residents to participate in the planning and in the decisions related to care and treatment and to make choices about significant aspects of his or her life in the facility
  • Provide each resident with the right to receive services with the reasonable accommodation of individual needs and preferences, without endangering the well being of the individual or other residents
  • Provide an ongoing program of activities designed to meet the interests and physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident

If any one of these rights is violated, New Jersey’s comprehensive law provides substantial remedies. Too many families’ lives have been torn apart by nursing home neglect and abuse.

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