Nursing Home Volunteer Witnesses Abuse

A former nursing home volunteer came forward stating that she witnessed abuse inside a local nursing home facility. The volunteer says that on one occasion while she was on the other side of a privacy curtain; she heard slapping sounds and a scream. She also says that she was instructed by nursing home staff to alter documents and not to record patient complaints.

Upon review of the facility, numerous issues were revealed and the nursing home was given one of the worst ratings by state inspectors. State inspectors found several issues at the facility that included failure to prevent falls and resident wandering.

The volunteer also stated that when she attempted to report problems she was escorted from the building but she was able to file some complaints with the Ombudsman’s office prior to leaving the nursing home. 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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