Nursing Homes Fined For Abuse And Neglect Of Patients

Two nursing homes have been cited and fined for abuse and neglect of residents. The citations include incidents involving falls, verbal abuse, medicating a patient without a doctor’s orders, and failing to care for pressure ulcers properly. The incidents led to fines of $1,650 and $640.

One patient was cited as falling 15 times out of his wheelchair, receiving a large bruise on his face. Another patient was given melatonin by a nurse who decided it would calm him, however it was a violation of policy. The same nurse asked if a patient was crazy. The nursing home administrator at one location said they are re-training staff. The nursing home administrator at the second location was not available for comment. 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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