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“Granny Cams” in Virginia Nursing Homes

We are often asked by families whether it is legal for them to place a hidden camera in their loved one’s nursing home room. These cameras have long been called “granny cams.” In this day in age, with today’s technology, you can sit at work and watch a baby sleep soundly over a video monitor […]

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That rare case when the Department of Justice steps in against health care providers

Families will often ask us whether a nursing home can be charged for criminal actions. I wrote about that last week. The answer in Virginia is most often, no. This week, headlines everywhere read that the Department of Justice is getting involved in a lawsuit against one of the largest nursing home chains – ManorCare, […]

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Nursing Homes: Many Provide Unacceptable Care

The nursing homes in Virginia are the same as in any other state.  Some are good…some are average…and some are just plain bad. Don’t believe me?  A report released in 2014 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General found that 22 percent of Medicare patients who stayed in a nursing […]

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Criminal charges in Virginia nursing home abuse / neglect cases

I just read a local news story from Abingdon Virginia where police are investigating the death of an elderly patient of Grace Health Care of Abingdon, a nursing home and long term care facility in Washington County. Though very little is known at this time about the patient, her death, the possible cause or suspected […]

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