Nursing Home Fined by State for Care and Safety Violations

A nursing home which is licensed to operate up to 18 beds and has been in business since 1985 has been ordered not to accept new residents and fined over $5,000 by the state for repeated health and safety violations.

The state Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance said there have been repeated violations dating back to February of 2007 at the facility. The bureau said that the facilities practices were "detrimental" to resident's health and safety.

Inspections from as early as 2007 through February this year showed multiple violations. The bureau said 30 violations were found when the home was inspected in early February. The bureau declared that residents were in immediate jeopardy due to missing resident medications.

It also found violations of state regulations involving failure to have criminal background checks, an ongoing cockroach infestation, a lack of a functioning auditory alarm system, poor care on a resident with a colostomy, tuberculosis testing and medication administration. Eight of the deficiencies were repeats from previous inspections. 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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