Nursing Home Ratings Drop When Standards Raise For All But One Facility

One region experienced drops in nursing home ratings for all but one facility.  Most facilities did not increase in citations or decreases in performance. The stake just got higher.  The one facility that did increase improved in survey reports due to a new administrator offering a higher quality of care over the past couple years.

Facilities are being held to a higher standard to receive 4 to 5 stars. These standards relate to antipsychotic medication and staffing rates. Even newer guidelines recently announced will require proof of staffing with payroll documentation.  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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