Department of Public Health to Revoke License of Troubled Nursing Home

Department of Health officials in one state confirmed this week that they are in the process of revoking the license of one nursing home. The facility was also scheduled to lose its funding from Medicare last month.

In April, the Department of Public Health investigated complaints from 10 out of 16 residents who were transferred out of the facility in the previous month. The state found that residents had been transferred without regard to their person preference of where they be sent. One resident is said they were told the facility was closing because a resident has been sexually assaulting other residents and and funding problems.The residents were told that everyone had to be moved out.

According to a state investigation, between May and October, a 26-year-old male resident at the facility sexually, physically or mentally abused at least 23 other residents. In February the state also investigated an incident where a resident was discovered dead in her room with a cord wrapped around her neck and mouth. 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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