Nursing Home Ordered to Stop Admissions After Cited for Care Violations

State officials have ordered one nursing home to stop admitting patients after the facilty was was cited for several violations. In addition to the order to cease admissions, the state health commissioner fined the faciltiy $5,000 for the health care violations.

The penalties came after recent state surveys revealed violations in administration, performance improvement, physician services, nursing services and laboratory services standards. Specifically, the facility failed to give patients their medication on time, and did not have the proper number of trained nurses on duty.

Medicare has also responded to the care violations by cancelling their agreement with the facility. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid also issued an additional $4,500 fine against the facility. The health commissioners order to cease admissions will remain in affect until the facility corrects the care issues. 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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