State Ranks Third Worst In Nation For Nursing Home Care

Reform is underway for the state ranking third worse in nursing home ratings in the nation. Reports show that 1 in 4 nursing homes were cited for abusing patients. As one example of abuse, one citation revealed that a nurse stuffed dirty gloves in a patient’s mouth.

State representatives and nursing home care advocates are working to increase regulations and accountability. "We must do a better job at providing the proper resources and regulations make sure seniors are protected," said one representative. 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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