State Finds Facility Neglected Man Who Was Found Dead After Wandering from Facility

A state investigation has found that a brain-injured man who died after disappearing from a personal care home wasn't checked on for nearly three hours the day he went missing. Documents from the investigation by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of Inspector General also show that that nursing home did not have proper policies and procedures in place to ensure that residents were continually supervised.

The investigation occurred in connection with the August disappearance of a 32-year-old resident, whose remains were found more than four weeks later along a river bank. Since receiving the findings of the investigation, the facility has submitted a plan of correction that includes more training for staff and new policies to monitor residents. 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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