The Washington Post reported that Nursing Homes Face Reductions In Services in an article by Chris L. Jenkins. He was reporting that Gov. Tim Kaine has proposed cutting $400 million dollars from the state's Medicaid program. I have concerns that this will result in an increased number of injuries to residents. The article specifically mentions Heritage Hall nursing homes and says that the Leesburg Heritage Hall will take a $2,500,000 hit. Some of my clients have sued a Heritage Hall nursing home in King George in the past for allowing pressure sores (bed sores) to develop or go untreated and other things that result in a nursing home that is short of staff. The president of American HealthCare which owns Heritage Hall has said he now plans to cut $500,000 from his staff healthcare plans. Everyone should keep a close eye on any resident in any nursing home because a move like he has suggest will make it even harder to have an adequate number of staff whether it is Heritage Hall or some other nursing home. Prevent nursing home abuse visit residents regularly but at irregular times, take notes and TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS particularly of parts of the body not usually seen when you visit. If you do not look for potential problems, you will not see them. Look under the covers and on all side of the body.
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