Six Nursing Homes Fined For Violations Of Care

Six nursing homes received fines of greater than $1,000. The incidents involved a variety of violations including the release of a dementia patient that wandered away and never returned. In addition, a facility allowed the release of patients to smoke without verifying whether the patients were healthy enough to smoke.

Other incidents involved a patient that had a seizure due to 62 missed doses of medication, two falls, and a patient with an allergic reaction to shellfish after eating a bowl of clam chowder. Another facility was cited for allowing a worker to place a patient in a headlock to orally dispense medication for anxiety.  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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