Disturbing Care Violations Revealed at Care Home for Veterans

The head of a group that advocates for nursing home care says she is appalled with the violations found at the one nursing home for veterans. The violations, she says, are so severe and numerous she is hoping a change will be made in administration at the facility.

The group began investigating the Veterans Home a month ago, after being contacted by a resident’s family.  What they found was a long list of violations including failure to prevent and treat pressure ulcers (also known bed sores, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers), ignoring abuse allegations and lack of food for residents. The head of the group also said the nursing home lacks a system to document resident medication administrations resulting in a 26 percent medication error rate. Federal law requires that medication errors do not exceed five percent. 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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