State Investigates Nursing Home Care; Several Facilities Fined and Employees Dismissed

A registered nurse, who was employed at an adult care facility, has surrendered her license following an investigation by the State Office of Medicaid Inspector General. According to a detailed investigation report, the nurse verbally and physically abused patients. The report states that she forcibly held down one resident while providing care and called the resident an "evil witch."

The State Attorney General also investigated care at another nearby nursing home. There, two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA's) received unconditional discharges and surrendered their CNA certificates.  The two CNA's were reported to have been involved in an incident involving the transfer of a 94-year-old resident, who slipped and broke an arm. One of the CNA's falsely claimed that he assisted the other CNA, when the transfer was actually performed by only one aide.  The aide who moved the resident agreed that he had assistance, so both CNA's were dismissed. 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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