Assisted Living Facility Resident In Critical Condition After Falling Through Floor

The owner of an assisted-living facility has been charged with reckless endangerment after an 84-year-old resident fell through a floor, suffering a head injury and several broken bones, according to police. The facility's owner was charged with one count of reckless endangerment and two counts of abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult, according to a state police news release.

Police have confirmed that the female resident was listed in critical condition over the weekend. Police received a call Thursday from the hospital about an elderly female who was admitted with multiple injuries. The next day, state police went to the assisted-living center to interview the owner.

The owner originally told police a story that was not consistent with the elderly woman's injuries. In response, they obtained a search warrant for the assisted-living center. A short time later, the owner stated that the resident had fallen through a hole in the second floor of the house, according police. The police investigation later revealed that the elderly woman entered a room in the house that was under renovation. s-She stepped between two floor joists and fell through to the first floor. 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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