Government Fines Nursing Homes for Substandard Care

Two nursing homes have been fined by the federal government for deficiency issues that caused them to fail recent inspections, some of which were categorized as serious violations. One inspection found that staff failed to monitor a resident that set a trashcan on fire in her room when her personal belongings were not properly searched.

Other violations included not investigating falls of residents to determine if abuse or neglect had taken place and not conducting background checks on newly hired staff. The nursing home facilities were given sufficient time to improve the conditions and correct the mistakes.

Because they failed to bring the facilities up to standard, they both were fined and possibly face losing Medicare and Medicaid funding. Some current residents will be relocated to another long-term care facility. 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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