State Report Puts Nursing Home Among the Worst in the State

A recently released report has identified one care facility as among the worst in its state. The review of the nursing home, made public two weeks ago, is based on a February 2012 investigation by the State Department of Health and Human Services. The facility received 11 citations for failing to meet proper standards including: clinical issues, patients being denied rights, and improper evacuation procedures in the three-story facility.

The investigative report described an instance where a patient was given the incorrect dosage of medication for almost a week. Investigators stated that the issue indicated 96 other residents could be in danger of not receiving care ordered by their doctor. The report also detailed issues with treatment given to feeding tube residents, causing risk of aspiration, pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities and nasal/throat ulcers. 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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