Nursing Home Shut Down Leaves 14 Residents Abandoned

A nursing home that was ordered to close October 24, 2013, by the state department of health left 14 residents still remaining, when most of the paid staff and administration had gone home. Paramedics were called to the scene two days later, as only 3 volunteering staff who felt bad for the residents stayed to work unpaid. Police came to transport the patients to other facilities to care for them after their abandonment.

"We had people who were bedridden, in wheelchairs, amputees and people with mental problems. It ran the gamut," one policeman said. "All we know is that 14 people were left here today that shouldn't have been there by themselves," he added. An investigation for criminal charges of nursing home neglect questioning who should have come in and checked the home for any remaining residents after its closing. 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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