Nursing Home Fined $36,000 Following Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Resident

Officials in one state have issued a $36,000 fine against a nursing home for its handling of a sexual abuse allegation. Inspectors found the nursing home failed to properly report allegations that an employee crawled into bed with a patient.

According to the report, a facility resident accused an employee of climbing into bed with her roommate. The roommate denied the incident, however, staff are still required to report the allegations. The nursing home is part of the Avante Group which owns several nursing home's throughout Virginia. The facility has been placed on state and federal watchlists for ongoing care violations including excessive medication errors and inadequate infection control procedures. 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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