Nursing Home Fined For Failure to Prevent and Report Resident Abuse

A nursing home has been fined more than $20,000 earlier this year for failing to prevent and investigate allegations of abuse at the facility. The fine imposed on facility was issued this summer by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The fine stems from a March 22 survey of the nursing home focused on allegations of abuse involving two residents.
Investigators interviews staff at the facility and determined that a licensed practical nurse(LPN) at the facility refused to provide tracheostomy care on several occasions to a male resident of the nursing home. The LPN refused to suction the resident's tracheostomy and refused to let him call his mother, the report says. The resident later reported the incident.

The nursing home was cited for failing to report the incident to the proper authorities. A spokesman for the facility claims that the nursing home acted appropriately. The have paid their fine and fired the LPN involved. 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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