Surprise Visit to Nursing Home Results in 150 Pages of Violations.

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Nursing homes are entrusted with the lives of our senior relatives and other elders, who can no longer care for themselves, often at great personal expense. Unfortunately, this trust is far too frequently violated as the elderly inhabitants of a nursing home may become victims of abuse, neglect and theft. The sad reality is that this mistreatment goes mostly unreported and often unnoticed, which is why it is crucial that family members maintain a vigilant eye for signs of a problem when visiting loved ones.

After getting reports about multiple concerns and instances of abuse, state officials did a surprise visit to the Victoria Falls Assisted Living facility in Andover, Kansas. Their investigation revealed a “substandard quality of care” and evidence that “staff members committed acts of abuse and neglect.” Officials were only able to interview 27 of the 63 residents there, four of whom provided evidence of abuse. One resident interviewed was reportedly abused on many occasions, both verbally and physically, by at least four staff members.

After their investigation, state agents released a 150 page report listing all of Victoria Fall’s violations, as well as a proposed plan to fix the myriad of problems. The CEO at Victoria Falls has said that they are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of their residents, most likely resulting in the termination of several staff members. Victoria Falls was fined $8,000 per day between March and April for their violations, totaling $155,800.

If it were not for the surprise visit by state officials, most of this abuse would likely have never come to light and never been reported. It shows the importance of diligence and communication between family members and their loved one in a nursing home.

If you or a family member have been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship. Call our Boston injury lawyers  24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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