Attorney General Moves to Shut Down Nursing Home Providing Insufficient Care

The Attorney General of one state has announced that officials are working to close down a nursing home providing deficient care. The announcement follows an lengthy investigation by the Attorney General's office. Now, the nursing home's license will be terminated within 60 days.

In January, the Attorney General reached out to the Department of Health to create a plan to aggressively target nursing homes providing inadequate care. The facility was selected for targeting after being on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services list of "special focus facilities" for over 53 months. The facility had also been the source of many complaints from patients' family members.

After receiving permission from several residents' families, agents installed hidden surveillance cameras in patients' rooms at the 100-bed facility. The camera's captured instances of staff who neglected to not provide proper medical, nutritional, and personal care to at least one patient. Staff also allegedly falsified records to give the illusion that patients received proper care.

The Attorney General's office turned the footage over to the Department of Health. When officials inspected the facility, they found additional violations in infection control, treatment and care, food and nutrition, and resident rights. Officials have organized a relocation team to assist residents in the transition to new facilities. A criminal investigation into the neglect is ongoing. 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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