Nursing Home Funds at Risk after Health Officials found it to be Putting Patients at Risk of Injury

Tennessee residents and people all across the United States want to make sure their friends and loved ones are going to be well cared for when they have to go into a nursing home. Family members usually want to check out the nursing home facility and check up on their loved one to make sure they are receiving the proper standard of care. Unfortunately, too many nursing homes are understaffed, improperly trained, and overworked and these conditions often lead to a lack of good medical care for the patients. If you feel that your loved one has received improper care or has been subject to nursing home abuse, then you should speak to a Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyer right away. They will work with you and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

In this case, a Tennessee nursing home’s funding is in trouble due to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services giving the facility a notice of termination for the programs after an inspection in April found that the nursing home staff was failing to perform tests ordered by a doctor for a patient that had to be prescribed a blood thinner. Also, the inspection revealed that the facility failed to inform the doctor of the patient’s blood clotting times. The spokeswoman for the Health Department is currently working with the nursing home to correct these problems. If another inspection finds that the nursing home is following the plan then the funding will not be cut.

The reports filed by the health inspectors that found that staff had failed to report test findings to a patient’s doctor left the patient at risk for uncontrolled bleeding during high blood clotting times. The Tennessee nursing home had also received citations for failing to properly report another patient’s bruised arm and another patient’s skin tear was not properly investigated.
The Tennessee nursing home received a termination notice for an April 24th cutoff for federal funding for new patients and a May 24th deadline for a full cutoff. In the nursing home’s new plan, there will be training and monitoring programs put in place to make sure these violations do not happen again.

In Tennessee and all across the country cases similar to this one happen all too often in nursing homes and other care facilities. If you feel that someone you love or care about may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, then we strongly encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee nursing home abuse attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to by law. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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