Small Nursing Home Forced by the State to Suspend Admission to the Facility

A small nursing home for the elderly and disabled has been fined by the state and ordered to stop accepting new residents because of poor conditions at the facility. The state Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance said it found 28 violations  in a Jan. 27 inspection of the facility.

The inspection revealed improper supervision, medication errors, failure to do criminal background checks on all employees, and a handful of other violations. It said unsanitary conditions were previously found in the kitchen; and missing resident medications put residents in "immediate jeopardy."

The state levied a $4,800 fine and suspended admission at the home which had only six residents at the time. The bureau said the home failed two previous inspections in February 2009 and June 2009 and has been fined for those past violations. 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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