Neglect in an Assisted Living Facility Operated Without a License
State officials have arrested a couple on
charges that they operated an assisted living facility without a
license and neglected the facility's residents, according to the state Attorney
General's Office. The couple was
taken into custody by officers of the
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the County
Investigators said the woman had been
licensed to operate an adult family care home in April of 2007, but was forced to relinquished that
license and was ordered not to apply for another license
for four years. According to the Attorney General's Office,
residents at the facility "were often left
unattended for long periods of time and were medically neglected."
The individuals have each been charged with a single count of
operating an assisted living facility without a license and two counts
of neglect of an elderly or disabled adult, which are both third-degree felonies. If convicted of all counts, they each face up to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. 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 Fri, January 8, 2010
by Kristie Pierce