Nursing Home Deaths Raise Desire To Investigate

One state that ranks near the bottom of nursing homes in care provided for seniors wants to make changes to hold facilities accountable.  Nursing home care advocates are rallying support for a bill to create a review board for suspicious deaths of seniors and the disabled. The purpose of the board reviews would be to identify abuse or negligence in care that led to the patient’s death.

“Today, we believe 3,500 people are dying of abuse and neglect in Oklahoma nursing homes alone,” said the founder of a long-term care advocacy group Some testimonials of residents seem to confirm the concerns of advocates.  The founder added, “A man that I’ve talked with that’s a resident in a nursing home says on the weekend, he’s left in the same position for 16 and 18 hours at a time.”  For more, read the story.

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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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