Long Term Care Facility Loses Its License After Slew of Care Issues

One state has moved for the first time in two years to shut down a long term care facility. The facility was cited five times since July for putting the lives or safety of residents in danger. The offenses included failure to keep a three-day supply of food on hand and hiring an employee who was on the State Nurse Aide Abuse Registry.

The facility's license will be revoked Dec. 9, the order said. This facility has urged state officials to take action and implement stricter guidelines for nursing homes statewide. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued four type A citations to another state nursing home this year. The violations included a resident with mental retardation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease observed walking away from the facility on the roadway in 93 degree temperatures and failing to provide supervision for a resident with a known history of ingesting potentially harmful household chemicals. 

The state protective agencies have been working hard to effectively correct the high number of care issues in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 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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