The Olympian reports that the license for The Colonial House Adult Family Home Care in Lacey, Washington has been revoked by the State Department of Social and Health Services. The license revocation means that the facility cannot accept any new residents or previous residents can not be re-admitted.
According to the report, the Colonial violated several regulations which could affect “the safety and well-being of residents.” The violations include:
- Failure to maintain a safe medication system
- Failure to take care of a resident’s behavioral care needs
- Failure to properly administer medication
- Failure to accurately maintain a medical log for a patient
In many cases of nursing home neglect we represent in our office, they are caused by the nursing home or care facility cutting costs with their staff. The home may not have adequate staffing or the staff may not be properly trained.
The Federal Government regulates nursing homes. Because nursing homes often receive Medicare or Medicaid moneys, they must meet federal standards. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA-87) defines a comprehensive set of nursing home regulations to ensure that each resident receives care “to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.”
If one of your loved ones has been seriously injured or died as a result of nursing home staff negligence or abuse, contact The Farber Law Group, a law firm that specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect.
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