The statistics for elderly and disabled individuals in nursing home facilities is grim. In the State of New Jersey, at least 53% of those who passed away from COVID-19 were residents of nursing home facilities.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is investigating the possible negligence of nursing home facilities in dealing with COVID-19. The Attorney General announced the investigation after reports of how the nursing homes were treating their residents, the manner in which facilities were disposing of dead residents, the lack of communication and the pure negligence by many facilities. There was a recent discovery of 17 bodies in a morgue that was set up at a nursing home facility in New Jersey.
There is now an online form for family members to report nursing home misconduct. The Attorney General is in charge of the online form and will process the request for an investigation into possible misconduct by a nursing home facility. If you believe there was misconduct by a nursing home facility in New Jersey, then please complete the online form at the following address: https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/ltc