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Delaware DOJ gets settlement in case involving care at Newark nursing home

Delaware Public Media

A nursing home in Newark has agreed to pay the state after being accused of "substandard and worthless care."

Delaware’s Department of Justice announced the settlement with Newark Manor Nursing Home Friday.

The case alleged the facility did not provide proper care to its residents and failed to prevent them from harm. It says staff at Newark Manor failed to supply prescribed medication, take measures to prevent falls and prevent and treat burns from coffee. 

The nursing home and its owner agree to pay $381,000. More than half the funds will go to capital improvements at the facility and $175,000 will go to Delaware’s Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance. 

Newark Manor will also be subject to a two-year Corporate Integrity Agreement which it must comply with in order to continue to participate in Federal health care plans. 

Newark Manor’s compliance will be monitored by Delaware’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.