Nursing Home Shut Down for Lack of Food, Water, and Abusive Conditions

Residents at a rest home shut down last year by the state, lived in filthy conditions and often lacked adequate food and hot water, said a recent state report. After the facility was closed last September, the former administrator was convicted of theft and other charges.

The report released this week from the State Protection & Advocacy listed problems including felony charges against two top administrators and an incident where a resident who wandered from the facility froze to death by the side of a road.

Residents at the facility told investigators that due to verbal and sometimes sexual abuse, they would like to live elsewhere. One staff member reportedly took a resident's food, stomped on it, then cursed at the resident. The administrator, whom many residents had designated to assist with their finances, plead guilty to pocketing resident money. 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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