36% of Nursing Homes On State Watch List

36% of nursing homes in one state are on a watch list for not meeting state standards. These facilities have one or more violations, including health and safety violations, financial mismanagement, neglect, and lack of staffing. Residents and their families have raised complaints leading officials to act.

A new state bill is requiring that nursing homes post signs publicizing the fact that they are on the watch list. Families would also receive written notice with acknowledgement and reasoning for being on the list. One retiree stated, "That's what it's all about, providing better health care for not only for myself, but, for everyone who is in need of it." For more, read the story.
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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