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RICHMOND, Va. — Staffing levels in dementia units at assisted living facilities in Virginia did not come up at a Board of Social services meeting Wednesday because the Attorney General’s office has to review a few more changes to the regulations for assisted living facilities before sending them to the board, according to a spokesperson for the AG’s office.

Currently, state rules only mandate a minimum of two direct care staff members in a dementia unit no matter the number of residents.

A recent CBS6 investigation profiled Carol Garbo whose mother fell five times in the 11 weeks she lived at Brookdale Midlothian, a local assisted living facility specializing in memory care.

Garbo said the facility did not have enough staff, and the state ended up citing the facility for numerous staffing violations.

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