Various Nursing Homes Fined For Abuse and Care Deficiencies

Two nursing homes are facing fines from the state for instances of staff abuse towards residents. Both facilities reported to the Department of Health that they terminated employees involved in alleged abuse.

One of the facilities received a $755 fine after a nurse’s aide allegedly treated a resident in a rough manner that may have caused the patient to hit his or her head on a bedrail, a state report says.  The home also was cited for three other incidents involving injuries to residents.

A third facility faces fines for an incident in which a physician was not promptly notified of changes in residents’ condition involving a resident who lost 15 pounds in just three weeks. The facility also receive a fine for an incident in which a resident suffered a fractured ankle because they were not properly assisted. 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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