Residents at Brentwood Nursing Home in New Jersey say they were “very upset” after being told they were to be removed from their home because they were not wearing a protective mask.
The nursing home in Rye, New Jersey, was built in the 1940s but reopened in 2015 after the state began an investigation into alleged fraud at nursing homes.
Mr Rinaldi, who works as a nurse in the home, said he was not aware that the building had been inspected and that the home was not covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
“I didn’t think this was an issue,” he said.
“This was an intrusion on my privacy.”
Residents said they were told they would not be allowed to leave the nursing home for two weeks and that staff members would be monitoring the house.
A resident said the nursing staff did not inform them that they would be leaving. “
As such, we have advised them to wear their masks at all times, which is standard practice for any nursing facility in the state of New Jersey.”
A resident said the nursing staff did not inform them that they would be leaving.
“It was not until we got to the door that we found out, and that’s when we knew this was coming,” said resident Michelle Johnson.
The New Jersey Health Department said it is investigating the incident. “
If we did not have masks on, we were not going to be able to go in.”
The New Jersey Health Department said it is investigating the incident.
Residents said staff members have been instructed to be aware of people walking in the area.
“They’re told not to be outside,” Mr Johnson said.
‘We have to protect ourselves’ Residents said the decision to close the nursing homes was made after they complained to the Health Department about concerns about safety.
The state has a history of nursing homes being under inspection, particularly after an audit by the federal government.
Residents say they have been told by the Health and Human Services Department that the inspections have been inadequate, but have not been told the reason for the inspections.
“The state is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the residents in the facility and for the health, safety and well-being of all of the staff,” the Nursing Home Board said in an email.
Mr Johnson, who said she had been told to stay in her home while the inspection took place, said she was also told she was not allowed to call 911. “
Nursing homes in New York and New Jersey have a long history of safety and health care workers protecting residents, and this is a clear breach of that trust.”
Mr Johnson, who said she had been told to stay in her home while the inspection took place, said she was also told she was not allowed to call 911.
“What’s the point of me calling 911?” she said.
The Associated Press has been unable to independently verify the story.
The Health Department has not yet responded to a request for comment.