Medicare Termination Possible for Virginia Nursing Home

A Spotsylvania County jury ruled in favor of the family in a negligence suit against a nursing home with a history of safety violations. One of the more serious violations was having a resident catch on fire while being unsupervised on the premises. That resident later died from an unrelated infection.

Carriage Hill representatives opted not to discuss the safety issues that their facility faces. Just six months after the fire, Carriage Hill was added to the federal list of Special Focus Facilities. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) explains that this list contains nursing homes that have been problematic for some time.

According to a CMS spokesperson, after being added to the list, facilities are expected to show some improvement within 18-24 months. Carriage Hill has been on that list for 19 months and has shown no improvement. Even more surprising is that the state health department recently inspected Carriage Hill in June and revealed numerous violations. 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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