Nursing Home Calls it Quits After Surprise Inspection Reveals 37 Pages of Violations

Surprise inspections by state investigators uncovered deplorable living conditions at a one nursing home.  These inspections found 37 pages worth of violations. The home is now closing it's doors this week.

Among the violations, patients were found in beds that were "unmade and with an accumulation of soiled sheets," according to the Department of Public Health. It found "the facility failed to ensure medications were administered timely for four of four residents reviewed."  Linens that were worn thin and brown; boxes of medical records soaked in pooling water; and a nurse who cleaned an open ulcer with the same "fecal smeared washcloth" used to clean the patient.

The owner of the home responded by saying, "believe me, I understand that’s not an easy piece of paper to take. I was concerned like everyone in this facility but my God it was correctable." The owner feels that the state is closing him down, but the department of public health calls the claim absurd. A spokesperson says the report does show systematic problems but a bankruptcy filing by the owner is what actually led to the closing. 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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