Nursing Home Shut Down Permanently by State Officials

After regulatory battle, one nursing home has been given it's final order by the state. It has been decided that the home will be closed by state regulators in the next few months. The facility received notice from the State Agency for Health Care Administration that it has 90 days to relocate its residents and shut its doors.

The facility had come under state scrutiny last spring and summer because of violence and behavioral problems that had gotten out of control among the facility's numerous psychiatric patients. Ultimately, the state threatened to revoke its license, and the nursing home was not successful in appealing the decision.

Ninety residents remain in the nursing home who will need to be relocated. For some, finding a new place to live will simply be a matter of making phone calls to a few nearby nursing homes. For others, though, it's uncertain how difficult the process will be. Many of the residents are on psychotropic medications and have severe behavioral problems. 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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