Lawyers Representing Injured Fredericksburg Health and Rehab Center Residents
To ensure residents remain safe in a nursing home environment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the state of Virginia routinely conduct interviews and surveys at every facility in the state. These inspections allow easy identification of serious to minor concerns, violations, and deficiencies. When major problems arise, the facility is provided the chance to make immediate adjustments and corrections before the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies take harsher steps to protect the health and well-being of every resident.
Serious violators often receive heavy fines or are placed on a designated Special Focus Facility watchlist where they will remain for a minimum of one to two years. During that time, state investigators and surveyors will perform double or triple the normal amount of inspections through schedule appointments and unannounced visits to the facility. Even if the Home makes quick corrections, the investigators will continue to monitor the place to ensure that any positive improvements that protect the residents are permanent.