County Performs Own Nursing Home Complaint Investigations, Falls Behind Average Days To Complete

A county is under a microscope after statistics were recognized showing this particular county to be the slowest in the state to investigate nursing home complaints. The average time for a count to investigate a complaint is 255 days, while this county takes 352. The county runs its own state inspections, unlike other counties that operate under the state health department.

County representatives blame the longer length of time on insufficient funding to pay the appropriate number of staff needed to support the amount of complaints coming in. The complaints make up 23% of all complaints received statewide. 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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