Nursing Home Can’t Admit New Residents Until Conditions Are Improved | Chattanooga Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Deciding to place a loved in a nursing home can be one the toughest decisions a family will ever have to make. You want to trust that you’re placing your family member in the hands of someone who’s going to treat them with the same care and compassion that your own family would. When that trust is broken it’s atrocious, and tragically those most affected are the ones that can no longer care for or protect themselves.
For the residents of a nursing home north of Chattanooga in Rhea County, state agencies may have stepped in just before the neglect and abuses became much worse. The facility, which houses nearly 50 residents, has been fined by the Tennessee Department of Health and will not be allowed to admit new residents.
A complaint was filed in early May against the Rhea County nursing home and upon investigation the home was found to be violating standards in ‘administration, performance improvement, physician services, infection control, food and dietetic services and resident rights.’
The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) describes Chattanooga nursing homes as not only a place that is required to provide ’24-hour nursing care to those who are chronically ill or injured, have health care needs as well as personal needs and unable to function independently,’ it goes on to say that a nursing home is a place where patients should be able to continue to have striving lives, including new experiences and activities, all while under ‘the secure and capable watch of a team of trained caregivers.’
Nursing home abuse robs them of both their health as well as their chance at continuing to live a happy, fulfilled life.
Admissions to the nursing home outside Chattanooga will be suspended until all conditions are improved, and the facility will be monitored closely by the Tennessee Department of Health.
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In many Chattanooga nursing home abuse cases, the elderly residents aren’t able to report the neglect or abuse themselves. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, educate yourself on the signs of abuse. If you suspect abuse or neglect, don’t wait to act. Your family member needs your help.
Get the support of an experienced Chattanooga Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, and let them help guide you through this painful time. The Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm fight for abuse victims in Chattanooga, Manchester, Tullahoma, Athens, and throughout Southern Tennessee. Let them help you get the money and the justice you deserve and put an end to your loved one’s abuse. Contact the Insiders today for a free case review.
Source. NewsChannel9, ‘http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_947.shtml,’ May 25, 2012.
Source. THCA.org, ‘http://www.thca.org/forconsumers/whatisanursinghome.htm,’ 2012.