Long Term Care Facility Found to be Deficient by Accreditation Agency

The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency has found that one long term care facility was deficient in six areas. The agency found staff at the facility were not routinely documenting when an incident happened, including occurrences of elder abuse.

In addition the audit found residents with behavioural problems were not being properly managed and staff were slow to respond when people activated their call bells. Due to the slow response, residents were having to soil themselves.

The director of the facility says improvements have been made and the home is now only deficient in two areas. The facility received renewal of their accreditation, but will continue to be monitored. 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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