Nursing Home License Suspended After Allegations of Theft and Abuse

State officials have shut down an assisted-living center after charges that its elderly residents were physical abused and their money stolen from them. Residents of the facility were removed and placed in other facilities last week after the state Bureau of Health Care and Compliance suspended the license of the nursing home.

The investigation uncovered cases in which Social Security checks and other funds allegedly were found being deposited into the personal accounts of caregivers. The investigators also found caregivers took more money than necessary for grocery store purchases and didn't return it to the residents.

Additionally, the state reported there was abuse of an elderly woman who was dragged down the hallway by her ankles while kicking and screaming after having an argument with the manager. The woman was removed from the home and police investigated the alleged physical abuse, the state said. State officials said the suspension was issued by the state on grounds that residents weren't safe as a result of chronic and repeated non-compliance with regulations. 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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