Nursing Home Cited for Deficeincies: Failure to Administer Medication, Fall From Lift

The state Department of Public Health has cited and fined one nursing home for failing to properly administer medication to one resident and for improperly transferring another resident into bed, causing that resident to suffer a hemorrhage from a fall.

The facility faces a $710 fine after the care issues were revealed in an August inspection. The inspection report says nursing home staff failed to administer antibiotics that had been prescribed by a physician to a resident who was suffering from a cough and wheezing.

In a separate incident, a resident fell to the floor and suffered a hemorrhage to the back of the head when two nurses’ aides used a mechanical Hoyer lift improperly, causing the resident to slide out of the sling. After the incident, nursing staff were retrained in how to use the lift, the DPH report says. 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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