Tag Archives: assisted living homes abuse

NJ Nursing Homes: New Law Monitoring Alzheimer’s Group Homes

Last week, Governor Christie signed a new law establishing more stringent oversight of alzheimer’s group homes.  Prior to this law, group homes were regulated by the Department of Affairs and there was very little oversight.  With this new law, group homes are now regulated by the Department of Health which regulates and oversees nursing homes […]

NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed bill, called “Peggy’s Law”, adds to the statute that the facility, when suspecting or believing abuse or […]

Assisted Living Abuse: Jail Sentence For Coverup

An owner of an assisted living facility was sentenced to 3 years in jail for attempting to cover up his negligence in leaving a room unsafe causing an 84 year old dementia resident to fall through a hole in the floor.  The assisted living facility owner attempted to cover up by carrying the resident to […]

Assisted Living Abuse: NJ Lawsuit Filed For Attack

The family of a New Jersey Alzheimer’s resident , who had resided  in an NJ assisted living has filed a lawsuit, for the injuries and death of a resident killed by a fellow resident.  The Alzheimer’s resident had been threatened and stalked .  The assisted living facility told the resident to avoid the resident by […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Sunrise Senior Living, Edgewater, NJ

The Record reports today that a lawsuit has been filed against Sunrise Senior Living in Edgewater, NJ alleging that an assisted living resident with dementia had suffered extensive bruises on her face and head as well as having her belongings stolen. To read more:  http://www.law.com/jsp/nj/PubArticleNJ.jsp?id=1202568342152&slreturn=20120722110959 If you are looking for a nursing home abuse attorney, […]

Elder Abuse: Two Residents Sue Assisted Living Facility for Staff Assault

On June 13, 2012, the Star-Ledger reported that two Alzheimer’s residents  at  Sunrise Assisted Living of Morris Plains, NJ filed suit alleging that they were repeatedly physically assaulted by the facility’s staff.  The complaint alleges that the men were beaten on their chests, stomachs, right and left flanks, backs, shoulders and upper arms. To read […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Insurance Company’s Denial of Benefits

A Minnesota woman has been awarded $34 million dollars against her insurance company for failure to pay long term care benefits.  The woman suffered from dementia and the insurance company had been paying for her residence at an assisted living facility.  The insurance company discontinued the payments finding that she was no longer qualified because […]

Elder Abuse: Cause of Death Is Often Overlooked

On December 21, 2011, Propublica published “Gone Without a Case:  Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated”.  This article finds that a death of an elderly person in a  nursing home or assisted living facility is presumed to be caused by “old age” when there is no such presumption about other age groups.  This article discusses the […]

Elder Abuse: Assisted Living Facilities

The Senate’s Special Committee on Aging had a hearing on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 to address the abuses that occur in assisted living facilities. The Committee heard from the details of an 85 year old woman who had drowned in a shallow drainage pond, of a 71 year old mentally ill man who died from […]

Nursing Home Abuse: New Federal Requirements for Reporting Suspicion of Crime

If a facility receives more than $10,000 in funding from the federal government, stricter requirements have been imposed on employees, owners, operators, managers, agents and contractors to report to law enforcement any suspected crime against residents. If serious bodily harm has occurred, the crime must be reported in 2 hours. If serious harm is not […]