Nursing Home Fined After Resident Found Outside Seven Hours After Going Missing

A nursing home has been cited by the State Department of Inspections and Appeals for an incident where a resident wandered away from the facility. The facility received the citation along with a $3,500.00 fine earlier this month.

The man, who has Alzheimer's, was discovered missing on Nov. 1. The man was struggle to cope with his wife's declining health. A report by state inspectors shows he was found seven hours later a mile from the facility in a ditch. The man suffered from hypothermia and a mild heart attack. The report shows that while the man was missing, his wife passed away at the nursing home, where the couple shared a room. 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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