Assisted Living Facility Employees Fired After Resident Was Shoved Into a Chair

An assisted living facility has fired two of its employees after information regarding resident abuse was released recently by the Department of Health.  According to the investigative report, a resident who suffers from cognitive impairment was shoved into a recliner by an employee of the facility. The resident, who had been attempting to ambulate with a walker, was pushed backwards so hard that her feet came off the ground and the walker she was holding landed on top of her.

The employee who pushed the resident was fired. Additionally, the facility fired a second employee who witnessed the incident and did not report the abuse. Officials say, the security footage reveals the second employee appeared unconcerned with the incident that she has witnessed. 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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