Tennessee Nursing Home Cited for Health and Safety Violations

A new month, a new Tennessee nursing home facing fined and havingadmittance suspended. The newest culprit is the 15-bed, Hartsville facility Sun Valley Retirement Home. Here, according to the Tennesseanevening edition, residents were treated to soiled linens, potentiallytainted food, improperly administered medications, and inadequatemedical attention and safety precautions.

As readers of the news, we wonder how conditions could get so bad. Assons and daughters, we want the best for our loved ones in another’scare and shudder when we read such reports. As a trial attorney, I’msick and tired (but mainly just sickened) of seeing pictures ofdecubitus ulcers (bedsores) and listening to nursing home managers andstaff pass the responsibility buck between them.

If you have a loved one under the care of another, make sure to alterthe times when you visit your loved one in the nursing home and have aconversation with staff and other residents. Click for more informationon the warning signs of nursing home abuse or click if you need to getin contact with a Nashville nursing home abuse lawyer concerning yourloved one in a negligent Tennessee nursing home

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