Three Tenn. nursing homes have admissions suspensions lifted
The Tennessee Department of Health is allowing new admissions to three nursing homes that were disciplined because of alleged inadequate conditions at the facilities. Suspensions of admissions have been lifted at Oakwood Community Living Center, a 50-bed nursing home in Dyersburg, Tenn., and Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a 144-bed skilled nursing facility in Ripley.
Golden Living Center Mountain View, a 132-bed nursing home in Winchester, Tenn., may resume admitting residents.
During state survey inspections, Oakwood was cited for violations of administration, performance improvement and nursing services standards. Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center was cited for violations of administration standards.
At Golden Living Mountain View, surveyors cited violations in administration, performance improvement, physician and nurses services, medical records and special services.
Each facility has had its plan(s) of correction approved by federal and state authorities and can resume admissions operations.
Sandra Hoban was on I Advance Senior Care / Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of the country’s longest-serving senior care journalists. Before joining Long-Term Living, she was a member of the promotions department at Advanstar Communications. In addition to her editorial experience, Sandi has served past roles in print and broadcast advertising as a traffic and talent coordinator.