Repeated Care Violations Land Nursing Home on List of Worst Facilities in the Country

State Inspectors have found numerous care deficiencies at nursing home already on the list of the nation’s worst-performing nursing homes. The most recent inspection turned up 34 deficiencies, nine of them problems the facility has been cited for in past inspections.

In the latest inspection, one of the more serious deficiencies was the facility's failure to properly treat and prevent bedsores (also known as pressures sores, pressure ulcers, decubitus sores and decubitus ulcers). The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added the facility to what it calls its list of 145 “special focus” nursing homes last March. The facilities on the the special focus list are ones that have been repeatedly cited for serious problems and persistent poor quality. Fewer than 1 percent of the nation’s nursing homes land on this list. 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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