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Manalapan officials urge state to revoke residential facility’s license

MANALAPAN – In one of its final pieces of business in 2019, the Manalapan Township Committee passed a resolution which calls on the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to revoke the residential health care facility license pertaining to Manalapan Manor.

Manalapan Manor, which is located on Route 33, was formerly known as Marianne Manor.

The resolution was passed by committee members Susan Cohen, Jack McNaboe and Barry Jacobson on Dec. 18. Committee members Mary Ann Musich and Kevin Uniglicht were not present at the meeting.

The committee’s request to the state to close Manalapan Manor was the latest development in an ongoing issue with the facility, which is licensed by the DCA.

According to the resolution, “for more than six years the facility has been operated in a negligent and uncaring manner and in violation of multiple state regulations which are designed to ensure that residents of the facility are provided with appropriate care and facilities” and that “recent inspections by the DCA have confirmed numerous violations of applicable regulations exist at the facility, which has resulted in most of the facility’s residents being relocated to other facilities or being placed in or admitted to hospitals for appropriate care.”

The committee members went on to state that Manalapan “has been advised that the owner of the facility has represented to the DCA that renovations will be made to the facility while a number of residents remain housed there” and that it is “the considered opinion of the Township Committee that the owner has proven to be incapable and unwilling to operate a quality facility in accordance with applicable regulations for the benefit of the citizens of New Jersey who reside there.”

According to the committee, violations that have been found by DCA inspectors at Manalapan Manor include “the provision of inadequate toilet facilities; filthy bedding and mattress covers; the failure of the facility to provide residents with the monthly personal needs allowance to which they were entitled; inadequate staffing of the facility; failure to meet the minimum required standards; infestations of insects; inadequate food supplies and other unacceptable and inhumane conditions.”

In conclusion, the Township Committee urged DCA administrators to revoke the residential health care facility license that has been issued to Manalapan Manor.

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