Assisted Living Facility License Suspended for Sub-Standard Care
Staff at an assisted living center left residents to care for themselves, and neglected their nutritional and personal care needs, according to a report last month by the state Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR).
The report, dated Oct. 8, showed residents at the assisted living facility were left alone on several occasions in the facility without a working telephone or air conditioner. One resident said if they needed help they would walk have to walk the local fire station.
The many other care issues detailed in the report included:
- residents allowed to wander from the building into heavy traffic
- not serving enough meals to the residents
- not bathing or grooming the residents
- residents found wearing molded underwear
- residents not recieving their medications
- and residents left waiting outside for transportation for nearly four hours
The DHSR suspended the facility's license which prohibits them from operating or admitting residents. An intent to permanently revoke the facility's license has also been filed. The small facility cared for six patients.
The owners of the facility have responded to the State's intent to revoke their license and that information is currently under review. 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
Posted on Mon, November 23, 2009
by Kristie Pierce