The majority of nursing homes in New Jersey provide quality care for their residents and are compliant with applicable federal and state laws as to their billing practices. However, there are a number of nursing homes statewide which have improperly financially taken advantage of elderly residents. As a result of the conduct of some nursing homes, the NJ Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman has published a brochure to educate residents and their families on financial exploitation by nursing homes and their business office representatives. The brochure contains examples of questionable practices including diverting a resident’s Social Security to the nursing home without the resident’s authorization.
If you or your love one encounter any unethical or questionable nursing home business practices, you may contact the NJ Ombudsman’s Office at (877) 582-6995 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the brochure at the below link.