A nursing home has agreed to pay a state fine after an
investigation found several civil violations, including nearly a
month's delay in getting a resident treatment for a skin problem that
turned into a serious pressure sore (bed sore, pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer).
State investigators found a total of 16 violations of state and
federal rules and regulations governing long-term care at the nursing home.
Among other things, the state says staff did not
immediately consult a physician about a resident's dark and reddened
skin, which was rubbing against a wheelchair pedal. The resident ended
up developing an infection that was serious enough to require
The nursing home on June 22 agreed to pay $1,450 for failing to
implement its own policies on skin care, change in patient condition
and wound monitoring — all related to one patient after an
investigation into a complaint earlier this year.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.
Posted on Sat, August 8, 2009
by Robert Carter filed under