By Jan K. Seigel | Published September 30, 2014 | | |
As baby boomers age, nursing care facilities are being pressed for beds and high-quality nursing care. Recently, a Florida-based advocacy group ranked nursing facilities in the United States based on several factors. New Jersey did better than most, but there remains room for improvement. The nonprofit agency Families for Better Care supports the rights to Read MoreRead More
New Jersey residents who pay a significant portion of their income to put elderly family members in nursing homes expect quality care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is becoming a growing problem as the numbers of baby boomers entering care facilities continues to grow. According to the Elderly Maltreatment Alliance in 2011, some three3 million to Read MoreRead More
Medications are commonplace in households and facilities where the elderly reside. People put their aging loved ones in caregiving homes to ensure that someone will be there when needed. Receiving the right medication can lengthen the lives of elderly people as well as providing physical comfort. However, the administration of antipsychotic drugs to nursing home Read MoreRead More
Nursing home abuse is a constant problem that appears to be worsening as more baby boomers turn 65 every year. With a growing number of for-profit elder care facilities in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, the chances for residents to be abused or neglected increases as well. We have posted previously on this problem, as Read MoreRead More
The proliferation of for-profit nursing homes in New Jersey may offer residents a safe and stable living environment. However, there is a dark side to these homes. Unfortunately, the very people nursing homes are supposed to protect are often victimized and mistreated. Even more tragic, profits are often put before care as facilities work to Read MoreRead More
As competition between nursing homes intensifies, it is common for facilities look for ways to differentiate themselves. A new accreditation program may help New Jersey nursing homes achieve their goals while attracting appropriate clientele. According to a report by Modern Healthcare.com, the Joint Commission has updated its certification standards and has included an option for Read MoreRead More
The destruction that came about due to Hurricane Sandy has been well-chronicled, but not much has been reported about the hospitals and long-term care facilities that serve as home to many elderly Americans. Because of the double-barreled storm that brought high winds and rain along with a heavy snow, many facilities are still struggling to Read MoreRead More
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