Nursing Home Closed After Operating For Days Without Heat or Hot Water

Officials from the Department of Health shut down a nursing home earlier this week after learning that the facility had been operating for several days without heat or hot water. A family member of a resident at the facility reported that residents were wearing coats inside and eating from disposable dishes.

After an investigation, the 25 residents living at the facility were moved to various other facilities in the region. The inspectors noted that the temperature inside the facility was around 50 degrees. The lack of hot water also meant the facility could not wash dishes or bathe residents. The issues arose after a boilerplate cracked. when attempts to repair the system failed, officials closed the facility and relocated the residents. The facility will remain closed until the repairs have been made. 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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