Nursing Home Employee Files Complaint Due to Unsanitary and Unsafe Conditions

Officers from the Federal Department of Ageing are investigating one nursing home after an employee sent to the home to help with a staffing shortage filed a complaint. The relief employee says he went there two weeks ago and was excited about working at the home until he walked into the facility.  After seeing the home first hand, he says the home is understaffed, unsafe, filthy and the residents are not being properly cared for.

He says there were cockroaches everywhere. He also said food was lying on the ground, and pads lying on the floor which had been left there a while. The employee was originally meant be there for five weeks, but he quit after two weeks because he said the conditions were too stressful.

But nursing home president says the board has already taken steps to address the concerns, including replacing the management of the facility. The president also said that the new staff will be trained to properly care for the residents. The home did pass it's most recent inspection and received full accreditation. 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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