I found an alarming report on a New Jersey nursing home in the Star Ledger recently. A surprise inspection by Senator Richard Cody (D-Essex) revealed an astounding level of neglect at the New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newark, NJ.

Patients had been left alone for days in stifling heat, with broken facilities and unsanitary bathrooms. Senator Cody was disgraced by the level of care at the nursing home. I think an increased number of surprise inspections will enable us to keep an eye on nursing home neglect and will shed light on the need for higher standards and care for our loved ones.

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