Nursing Home Cited For Improperly Leaving Resident at Truck Stop

Nursing home employees left a resident in a wheelchair at a truck stop recently because he would not agree to a mandatory background check. State health officials cited the nursing home for neglect for leaving the man at the truck stop with out medication or identification. Specifically, the parent company of the nursing home was cited for improper nursing care, violating a resident's rights and an involuntary transfer.

The parent company representative states that they will appeal the citation.

The 56-year-old man was deposited at a Flying J truck stop about 20 miles away from the facility after authorities say he refused to undergo a criminal background check which nursing homes are required to perform. He returned to the nursing home the next day. 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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