Daughter Claims Nurisng Home Failed to Feed Her Mother for Four Days Before Her Death

The daughter  of a care home resident says staff neglected her sick mother by not giving her sufficient food or drink in the days before her death. Her mother died at age 75 of kidney failure five days after being admitted to the hospital emergency room.

The facility has admitted to ‘shortfalls in the standard of care’ received by the resident, including her not being fed properly, and not thoroughly investigating her death. The woman's daughter claims she spoke to a nurse who looked after her mother who admitted that she had not been fed. The daughter also said that the notes kept at the home did not include any details of her mother receiving food or water in the last four days before she was admitted to the hospital.

A coroner ruled that the woman died of natural causes resulting from her multiple illnesses. However, after four years of blaming the facility,  the authority has admitted in a letter to the woman's daughter that it neglected her mother. 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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