Nursing Home Fined For Failing to Check Patients for Bedsores

The federal government has fined one nursing home $4,615 for providing substandard quality of care to its residents. The facility was one of 15 nursing homes in the same state to be sanctioned by the federal government between June and September, according to a report by the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group.

The most serious of the facility's problems was the failure to provide five residents with care needed to prevent and treat bed sores. The inspection report said staff failed to assess or monitor residents’ skin problems on a regular basis, notify their doctors of skin changes and provide treatment in a timely manner. This is the fourth time that the facility has been cited for same problem since 2008. 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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