Nursing Homes Receive More Accountability After Deaths Due To Injury Draw Attention

One state is looking at nursing home abuse and neglect more seriously after reviewing the history of deaths associated with injury and neglect.  Nursing home neglect or injury accounted for 27 deaths since 2008 in one state.  With this review, state legislature is offering more focus on the facilities.

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has been authorized to create 237 new positions for the purpose of addressing complaints and incidents at facilities overseen by the DPH. One auditor addressed the importance of a higher level of accountability for nursing homes, “Public Health remains a high‑risk agency due to weaknesses in program administration and because it has been slow to implement recommendations.” For more, read the story.

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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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