Nursing Home to Lay Off 90 Employees After Losing Federal Funding

A nursing home that lost its federal funding this year because of conditions at the facility, has announced that it will lay off about 90 workers in the coming months. The facility announced that it will remain open and continues to seek recertification but that the departure of Medicaid and Medicare patients means it can no longer keep its current staffing levels.

The facility was told that its eligibility to receive Medicare and Medicaid funds was canceled in April after being cited for issues with six patients, including one who died after removing her own tracheotomy tube. Nurses working the night of the resident's death told state officials they were not aware the woman had removed the tube. She had also removed the tube 12 times in the days just before her death. 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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