Routine Inspection Uncovers Nursing Home Giving Wrong Doses of Medications
An out-of-state nursing home is under the microscope after a routine inspection by the state's department of health which led to citations. The state inspectors found that the nursing home gave patients wrong dosages of medication, failed to perform tests for diabetes and check the pulse of patients when scheduled, and didn’t treat patients with bed sores properly. In some instances, nurses failed to alert doctors when the patients’ blood sugar levels were too high or low.
The nursing home was placed under immediate jeopardy at the time, but the Health Department subsequently lifted that designation. In the days after the finding, the nursing home changed bosses, naming an interim administrator. 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, September 18, 2009
by Robert Carter