'Mouse ridden' New Jersey facility gets clean bill of health

The facility is now in compliance with state law per a Department of Community Affairs inspection, the owner says

August 7, 2014

Asbury Park Press

The owner of Dover Woods, the healthcare center a former chef described as "the ninth circle of hell," says the facility is now in compliance with state law per a Department of Community Affairs inspection, according to an article on the Asbury Park Press website.

The DCA inspects residential care facilities like Dover Woods once a year. The two-pronged review looks at a building's property maintenance, and also conducts a social evaluation of programs offered to residents there. 

The 232-room facility houses elderly and disabled residents, as well as those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, homeless people and patients who have been discharged from state psychiatric facilities.

According to the article, the inspector observed some maintenance violations on June 27 and ordered that they be repaired by Aug. 27. But the violations were abated by July 22, the owner said.

Dover Woods' lawyer released a letter about the inspection to the Asbury Park Press after the Press published a story that featured complaints about the facility by a former chef who said residents were served moldy food, furniture was broken and mice infested the kitchen.

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