Nursing Home Cited For Failing To Respond To Significant Weight Loss in Residents

One financially troubled nursing home has been cited recently for failing to react to instances of significant weight loss in two residents of the facility.  State health inspectors examined treatment records for a patient weighing just 121 pounds from 139 pounds over several months.

The notes and reports reflect the 11 percent drop in weight, and suggest the cause may have been the discontinuation of a dietary supplement. But there was no intervention by dieticians, nurses or doctors to stop the weight loss. A second patient dropped 22 pounds from July to September. The state Department of Public Health fined the facility $865 earlier this month. 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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