Social service workers removed five patients
from an assisted living facility Thursday night after concerns about
No charges had been filed against managers of the assisted living facility Thursday, but Adult Services shut it down.
Just before 9 p.m. Thursday, Adult Services was called to the facility because of two
men who reportedly had bed sores (pressure sores, pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers). They were taken to the hospital and
the other 3 residents of the home were moved to other nursing homes.
The two men who were hospitalized will be checked out and moved to other homes in the next day or so.
What their conditions are will play a big role in whether and what kind of charges will be filed.
"It depends on if there was neglect," said the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. "They could be potentially prosecuted."
The investigation is ongoing but some neighbors who live nearby
said "It's about time something was done" because of the sub-standard
care at the home. 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.