Troubled Nursing Home Closure Displaces 137

Poor record keeping and resident safety are among several reasons why a troubled nursing home will close. Since 2007, the nursing home has been on a federal watch list for numerous problems. The facility has also incurred nearly $374,000 in state and federal fines for problems that include mishandling a reported sexual abuse case and failing to provide CPR to one of its residents.

The decision to close the home comes after federal regulators and other officials say that they will stop providing Medicare payments, which is a primary source of income to nursing homes and that license renewal is no longer an option. The nursing home had only been allowed to stay open due to appeals.

The most challenging task is trying to find housing for the displaced residents within thirty days with as little difficulty as possible. Residents and their families will receive assistance from state agencies in relocation efforts.  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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