Police Shut Down Two Unlicensed Care Homes and File Charges Against Operator

Police in one state shut down two unlicensed care facilities after executing search warrants last week. Police found that five mentally disabled adults were being cared for in the unlicensed homes. Police also found possible signs of neglect at each facility.

Both of the facilities were owned by the same individual. One facility had food locked in a cupboard. The second facility was in a very poor condition and the refrigerator was also locked. Police are working to locate the owner of the homes to serve an arrest warrant. 

The state is one where it is a crime to operate an unlicensed care facility. Those operating more than one unlicensed care home can face felony charges. Any abuse or neglect charges would add to the possible one-year sentencing already faced by the owner.  Police had been aware of the facility for years but only recently were able to act on their concerns due to a recent law change. 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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