Another Tennessee nursing home is in hot water. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper has suspended admissions to yet another Tennessee nursing home. The most recent culprit of providing inadequate facilitated care is Beech Tree Manor, a 110-bed nursing home located in Jellico, Tennessee, north of Knoxville near the Kentucky border.
Last Friday, the nursing home was ordered to suspend admissions and fined $1,500 by the State of Tennessee with a recommended federal penalty of $6,175 a day be imposed until the violations are corrected. This was a result of earlier investigations that found violations in quality of care and nursing service standards.
Nursing homes are at heart businesses, and suspended admissions and levying fines are the main way the state can make sure a nursing home cleans up its act. The order to suspend admissions remains as long as conditions remain below standard. The written order must be posted at the entrance of the nursing home in plain sight as a warning and notification to those whose family members might have suffered nursing home abuse.
HHP attorneys review nursing home neglect and abuse cases throughout the State of Tennessee. If you suspect abuse in your loved one in a Tennessee nursing home, contact us.