Nursing Home Audits Show Cases Closed Prematurely

Nursing home audits reveal that cases under investigation ended prematurely. The department of health did not complete the full review required. The issues brought up for review included neglect, safety, and other concerns for patients in the home.

The audits highlighted doctors orders that were not followed by investigators. One recent audit was “extremely troubling”. "Inspectors get the idea that their supervisors won't approve deficiencies or citations that would trigger needed enforcement actions," said an auditor. "The consequence is that nursing homes throughout the county hardly ever face any consequences, even when the department detects neglect or abuse." 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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