Maggots Found In Infested Wounds Of Nursing Home Patients

A town hall meeting was called by residents to discuss concerns about the treatment of patients at a local nursing home.

On woman whose mother was at the nursing home in 2010 and 2011 said she can't forget about how her mother was treated there. "She had a broken hip that she sat in the nursing home for two days before anyone would call an ambulance," she said. "I have nightmares about how much pain she was in still to this day," she said. She added that her mother also had a wound infested with maggots.

Another woman's 95-year-old mother has been at the facility for two-and-a-half years. The daughter said she found meat in her mother's room so old it had become green, and other food with mold on it.

The nursing home has been in the news recently when another resident's daughter went public about maggots in the home. "The first time the maggots were taken out at the nursing home and they seemed to have got them all and there was about five maggots there and it didn't seem to be a problem," she said. "And then I got a call from the nursing home to say that they were waiting for an ambulance to take mum up to the hospital. When she actually took the dressing off it there were just maggots going up her leg and dropping onto the floor," she explained.

At the town hall meeting the group, who call themselves Family Friends of Aged Care, heard other allegations as well. For more, read the story.

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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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