State Investigates Allegations of Abuse at Nursing Home

State agencies are investigating a home for seniors after family members of two residents have made allegations of elder abuse to police.

The home provides care to elderly with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Reports say that two men whose family members are residents went to police this month after a staff member told them a certified nursing assistant (CNA) had been abusing residents. One of the family members reported that his father-in-law had been seen with facial bruises which staff told him occurred when the man fell off a couch.

A detective and the Agency for Health Care Administration are both investigating. This is the first time police have been brought in to investigate at the facility. If problems are found in the investigations, corrective actions will need to take place. 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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