Nursing Home Administration Turned Over To State After Patients Deemed In Immediate Jeopardy

State officials have taken over a nursing home after an unannounced recertification inspection took place.  The inspection revealed that some patients were in “immediate jeopardy” causing the state health department to take action to protect the residents. The facility’s license was revoked with a 180-day period of time for the home to remain open. However, the nursing home can appeal the citations before the findings are made public.

“The inspection resulted in more than 50 citations and noted seven issues that put residents’ health in immediate jeopardy,” state officials wrote. “Details of the inspection results are confidential until Prestige has had a chance to appeal the inspection results and license revocation. They will then be made public.”

State officials are working to ensure the safety of the patients at the nursing home in the meantime with a state-appointed administrator to run the facility while the process is being completed by both the nursing home and the state health department. “Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of the 98 residents at Prestige with as little disruption in their lives as possible,” DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson said in the statement. “Our team will monitor the situation to ensure immediate improvement in the facility’s operation.” 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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