Report Highlights Government Funding Of Nursing Home Injuries And Need For More Accountability

Medicare provides billions of dollars to aid injured nursing home patients every year. A government study report provides a focus and a hope that more will be done by the federal government to promote safety in nursing homes. “With these studies we’re hoping the federal government will do more to improve care and safety in the health care environment“, said a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Senior Analyst.

The report highlights two nursing home patients that died from exposure after leaving their facilities unattended and unnoticed. Another nursing home was placed on a watch list and fined based on its negative reviews. One Ombudsman says that nursing home websites are important, “What’s most important is to actually go and see for yourself if this some place that I would like to have my mom or dad live.” 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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