Nursing Home Funding Cuts Bring Concerns For Employees And Patients

As many as 300 people were concerned enough to rally together and protest their governor’s proposal to cut back money spent on nursing homes and Medicaid. The proposal is to cut $50 million dollars in Medicaid reimbursements. They are concerned that many nursing homes cannot afford these payment cuts, and as a result many of them will have to be closed while nurses are dismissed from their jobs.

Removing money from nursing homes that can barely afford to keep up the facilities in the first place has devastating effects on many. Residents and employees are left without homes and jobs, and the families of the residents are left with the issue of where to place their loved ones. Many nurses, family members of residents, and even local politicians are all supporting each other on the opposing side of their governor’s proposal. 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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