A new report details incompetence and abuse at the state run Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park.

State inspectors issued a finding of "immediate jeopardy," which means a threat to the lives of residents receiving care at the facility.

Among the incidents cited in a 300-page report:

  • A patient who was abused by staff after asking for his medication
  • A nurse who caused severe illness in a patient after improperly removing a catheter
  • A doctor who detailed multiple incidents of lack of education of staff and mishandling of patient care
  • Improper infection controls to prevent a new COVID outbreak

Despite the findings of state inspectors, the state has not moved to shut down the facility and Menlo Park remains open to new residents.

The report was obtained and detailed by NJ.com. The website reports the state is appealing the findings of its own inspectors.

The move is a stark contrast to the way the Murphy administration handled similar findings at the privately owned Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center in Andover. State officials moved to shut that facility down after a finding of "immediate jeopardy."

At the very least, that finding typically results on severe sanctions on a facility. In the case of Woodland, federal officials terminated all funding.

In the case of Menlo Park, state officials claim a corrective action plan has been filed by the facility and it remains open.

How the state handled COVID at New Jersey's three veterans homes has been the subject of much criticism, dozens of lawsuits and multiple state and federal investigations.

With more than 200 deaths of residents and staff, New Jersey reported among the highest fatality rates in the nation as the pandemic spread.

Eric Scott is the senior political director and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at eric.scott@townsquaremedia.com

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

LOOK: Here's where people in every state are moving to most

Stacker analyzed the Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey data to determine the three most popular destinations for people moving out of each state.

How much does the average NJ home cost? Median prices by county

Everything is costing more these days — and housing is certainly no exception in New Jersey.

Data for 2022 from January through August, compiled by New Jersey Realtors, shows that South Jersey has been seeing homes hit the market and sell in less than a month, on average.

Median prices for single-family homes have reached $500,000 and above in nine counties in North and Central Jersey.

All but two counties have seen houses go for more than the list price, on average, this year.

These NJ towns have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases

Looking at data compiled by the Department of Health in 2019, the most recent year for which reports are available, we determined the rate of STDs for 1,000 people in every municipality. The data combines reports of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. For a different look, you can check out this article for a list of New Jersey towns that saw the highest increase in STD/STI cases in recent years. 

More From 92.7 WOBM