The Record published a comprehensive article on December 23, 2012, “At homes for seniors a grim record of lapses”. This article focuses on “Alzheimers Homes” which are not governed by the Department of Health. Rather, these homes are governed by the Department of Community Affairs under the Boarding Home regulations which are less stringent than those regulations for nursing homes and assisted living homes governed by the Department of Health. The article focuses on The Potamac Homes.
Donna Russo, Esq., the author of this blog was quoted in the article: “When families come to the realization that they can no longer care for a loved one at home, they are in a very vulnerable place. They don’t have time to analyze their situation closely or to compare facilities. And they often aren’t schooled in the various levels of care that are offered in different types of facilities.”
To read more: http://www.northjersey.com/community/seniors/senior_health/At_homes_for_seniors_a_grim_record_of_lapses.htmlhttp
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