State Nursing Home Rankings Don't Always Reflect Reality

Not all state ratings for nursing home facilities are created equal. When one state released ratings offering a four-out-of-five stars for health inspections and quality of care last year, families were dealing with more than one opinion on the home. A state attorney general is pushing for a lawsuit of the same home.

The allegations include cutting resident food allowances, directing workers not to change diapers more frequently than every 8 hours, and allowing a 72-year-old woman to die because she was not connected to a ventilator machine. The main concern with accurate rankings is that the information used to create the rankings is self-reported by each facility. 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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