State Revokes Nursing Home's License After Several Incidences of Violence

One nursing home is closing its doors after the state says the home failed to comply with safety regulations. The 15 bed nursing home has been ordered to surrender its license and close within 90 days. In settlement proceedings Monday, the facility also agreed to pay a $12,000 fine.

The State Department of Public Health gave numerous examples of the facility failing to protect residents from violent attacks.  Most of the incidents stem a youn resident with mental retardation who numerous times injured and even hospitalized other residents. The Department of Health says the facility had been in trouble for some time. They felt the facility was in a cycle of problematic occurrences and they failed to break that cycle.

The facility denies any wrongdoing. They say they were trying to care for the more severely disabled residents who have been turned away from other state-run facilities. The facility also claims that inadequate state funding created the issues at their facility. The residents are in the process of finding  other facilities. 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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