Licensing requirements at Tennessee elderly care facilities vary

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Families across the Tennessee often have to make some difficult decisions when it comes to taking care of elderly loved ones. There are many people who would like to have the time, resources and medical expertise to care for an elderly family member themselves, but more often than not, this is not possible. It can then become necessary to find a suitable care facility that can take on these tasks. Making decisions related to these nursing home facilities is not easy. Many people think they can only make decisions based on their financial capabilities, but there are often many more…

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After 21 year battle, nursing home residents awarded $11 million

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

One of the most difficult decisions that Tennessee families may have to make is whether, and when, they need to consider placing an older loved one in a nursing home. Families worry about their health and happiness, and many ultimately decide that the environment and medical care that is promised at many nursing homes may be the best solution for an elderly or sick family member. These people are among the most vulnerable patients and we want to be assured that they will be cared for in a dignified and responsible manner. Too often, however, nursing homes take advantage of…

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Admissions Ban Lifted at Tennessee Nursing Home

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When our loved ones move into a nursing home, we hope that they are safe and getting the best care possible. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thankfully, both the state and federal governments provide oversight of Tennessee nursing homes. Although government inspections can’t totally eliminate the risk of nursing home abuse and neglect, they can help uncover the most egregious problems. Earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Health lifted its ban on admissions to Bristol Nursing Home. Admissions had been suspended after the facility fell out of compliance with state licensing rules. A state inspection found that the…

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