State to Shut Down Troubled Nursing Home

A nursing home was taken over by the state Friday after officials found the nursing home was not able to meet its payroll, lacked a licensed administrator and was recently cited by the state with "immediate jeopardy" after officials determined 21 of the 24 elderly residents on Medicaid were not receiving adequate care.

Officials say the facility has failed to provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy for residents who have physicians orders for therapy. The Acting Administrator at the nursing home, says she tried to correct the facility's debt problems with a new financial adviser but soon realized the contracted therapy company was owed $58,000. The facility has re-paid over half of the debt but the therapy company did not renew their contract, leaving the patients without therapy. 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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