Personal Care Home Ordered to Shut Down After Years of Care Issues and Financial Problems

One state has begun shutting down a personal care home after persistent care issues. According to the Deputy Attorney General, the facility, which has been cited for numerous health and safety violations regarding improper care of residents, could no longer stay open because of financial and safety concerns.

The facilities many issues include felony charges against two former administrators, the freezing death of a resident who walked away from the home in 2007, and numerous department of health violations. The twenty seven current residents of the facility are being transferred to other area facilities.

A  December inspection of the facility with the Office of Inspector General found that juice had dripped onto the tops of insulin bottles in the refrigerator and that other medications had expired. Residents were being allowed to bathe only every other day because there were no clean towels on a daily basis. The residents also had not had milk in a month because the bill had not been paid, inspectors said.

In 2007 a 64-year-old resident who had schizophrenia , walked away from facility and later froze to death. According to a state citation issued to the home, police were not notified until 17 hours after the man had gone missing. State records revealed that the resident had left the facility at least six times in the two weeks before he died. 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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