Assisted Living Center Fined for Failing to Provide Sanitary Conditions and Proper Nutrition

Authorities from the State Department of Health (D.O.H.) are bringing alleged safety and health issues at one assisted living facility to light. The D.O.H. has found problems including sanitation issues, nourishment, and the overall care of the elderly residents at the Assisted Living Center.

Reports indicate the the facility has been cited for numerous violations of safety and health in the last two years. These issues have amounted to over $35,000 in fines issued to the facility. Additional citations and proposed fines are expected, based on a February inspection in which the D.O.H. allegedly discovered 27 nutrition and sanitation-related issues.

One woman reportedly noticed bruises on her 92-year-old mother, and contended that the nursing home residents were being starved.  In addition to claims of safety and health hazards at the nursing home, officials from the Police Department have received complaints of criminal activity at the establishment. While no charges have been filed with regard to the crimes, two suspected nursing home employees were fired. The D.O.H. has given the facility 30 days to correct the issues. For more, read the story.

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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