Nursing Home Ordered To Shut Down After Repeated Violations and Warnings

Federal regulators have ordered a nursing home be completely shut down by September 22, 2011. The notice comes after repeated failures to fix problems revealed after a patient died in 2009 when she apparently choked on a cookie she was not supposed to have.

The facility was cited at least 85 times for violations, and the State Agency for Health Care Administration had threatened to shut it down several times over the last two years. The 83 residents currently living at the facility must now find new residences.

The 120-bed nursing home received an involuntary termination notice Friday which cited poor results from an Aug. 10 site visit but did not include details of what was found. The report from that inspection is not yet public. 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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