Tuesday July 14, 2020

Nursing home resident overcharged by €67,000

A Meath nursing home that overcharged an 85-year-old woman by more than €67,000 was criticised by inspectors for its treatment of residents, writes Kieron Wood.

29th May, 2010

An inspectors’ report on the Riverview nursing home in Trim found that breakfast was served at 6.30am whether residents were awake or not, there was no choice of meals and, apart from the television, the only entertainment was videos of musicians Foster & Allen.

According to the inspectors’ report, published in January last year, the fees being charged were not specified in two residents’ contracts, while four residents had no contracts at all....

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