State Inspectors Demand Closure of Nurse Home; Judge Allows Facility to Remain Open

The state has allowed an assisted living facility to stay open, however, they have been ordered not to accept any new patients. The state ruled last week that the 70 residents currently at the facility do not need to be relocated. They were going to be forced out last week after state inspectors determined that the center posed an imminent danger to its residents.

A detailed investigation report revealed problems at the facility including unqualified employees administering medication, residents not treated with respect, and a failure by the staff to adhere to physician's orders.

Last month, a 79-year-old man wandered away from the home and died. Following the investigation into the man's death, the state ordered the center to shut down. However, the owner took the matter to court, where they were allowed to remain open. The state says the most serious resident health and safety concerns have been corrected. 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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