When staff at an adult day care home commit violations of North Carolina law, it may put residents at risk of serious injury or even death. And regulators often don't hesitate to slap them with fines.
However, repeated violations often aren't enough to get a facility shut down. In fact, a new report from the Star News indicates that such a feat requires a "herculean effort," even for those facilities that have repeatedly put residents' lives in danger.
Nursing home abuse attorneys in Charlotte understand that the biggest issue is bureaucracy. In fact, even simply sanctioning an adult day care home is a long process that must follow the strict protocol as codified in state law.
While recognizing that nursing homes are entitled to due process, complete with the opportunity to appeal and/or correct, advocates have been questioning whether the process is timely enough, particularly given that what's at stake is the safety and well-being of vulnerable adults who often cannot advocate for themselves.