Blog Posts - 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 la...

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 ...

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 o...

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 sta...

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.

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 alle...

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 faci...


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