Three employees have been disciplined after a state investigation into the February death of a 93-year-old resident of an assisted-living facility.
The investigation found that the employees, over an 11-hour period, each noticed that the man was not in his room but did not report it.
The deceased man either fell or jumped from his second-floor room on the night of Feb. 17, but his body was not found until the next morning.
“We are disturbed at what the report found,” a family member said. “We hope that procedures are going to be imposed so that this doesn’t happen to another family.”
The report required that the assisted living facility discipline the employees involved, put in place new policies for ensuring the whereabouts of all residents and train its employees in the new system. 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.
Posted on Thu, May 21, 2009
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