“Life Care Center” Permitted To Accept New Patients After State Finds Poor Living Conditions

Poor Living Conditions

After a week where the facility was banned from accepting new residents, Life Care Center of Red Bank is now permitted to accept new patient admissions.  One June 17th, the Tennessee Department of Heath Commissioner suspended new patient admissions to this Tennessee nursing home because of conditions encountered during a survey (inspection).  During the survey inspectors found health and safety violations concerning:

  • Nursing home administration
  • Performance improvement
  • Physician services
  • Nursing services
  • Medical records
  • Pharmaceutical services

In addition to suspending admission of new patients, Life Care was issued a one-time civil penalty by the state and $6,150 per day until the conditions were corrected by federal authorities.

Kudos, to nursing home inspectors for getting this facilities attention the only way possible— by hitting them in the pocket book. Due to the inherent nature of the business, most nursing homes rely on a steady stream of new patients to keep their facilities full and profitable.  A drop in the number of residents cuts into the facilities profits.

Life Care Centers

Life Care Centers operates more than 200 skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement living communities, home care services, and Alzheimer’s centers across the country. In Tennessee alone, Life Care operates 27 nursing homes and assisted living centers.



The Life Care Centers In Tennessee:

Life Care Center of Athens
1234 Frye Street
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-8181

Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock
105 Rowland Avenue
Bruceton, TN 38317
(731) 586-2061

Life Care Center of Centerville
112 Old Dickson Road
Centerville, TN 37033
(931) 729-4236

Life Care Center of Red Bank
1020 Runyan Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 877-1155

Care Center of Missionary Ridge
708 Dwight Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 622-4301

Life Care Center of Chattanooga
455 North Highland Park Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-5494

Life Care at Home of Tennessee
7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 16
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 510-1500

Life Care Center of Cleveland
3530 Keith Street, NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 476-3254

Life Care at Home of Tennessee
3500 Keith St. Suite 100
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 478-8023

Life Care Center of Collegedale
9210 Apison Pike
Collegedale, TN 37315
(423) 396-2182

Life Care Center of Columbia
841 West James Campbell Boulevard
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-5035

Life Care Center of Crossville
80 Justice St
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-4782

Life Care Center of Copper Basin
Copper Basin Industrial Park
Ducktown, TN 37326
(423) 496-3245

Life Care at Home of Tennessee
125 Five Points Drive – Copper Country Plaza
Ducktown, TN 37326
(423) 496-1626

Life Care Center of East Ridge
1500 Fincher Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 894-1254

Life Care Center of Elizabethton
1641 Highway 19E
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 542-4133

Life Care Center of Gray
791 Old Gray Station Road
Gray, TN 37615
(423) 477-7146

Life Care Center of Greeneville
725 Crum Street
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-8131

Life Care Center of Jefferson City
336 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway
Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 475-6097

Lynchburg Nursing Center
Highway 55
Lynchburg, TN 37352
(931) 759-6000

Colonial Hills Nursing Center
2034 Cochran Road
Maryville, TN 37803
(865) 982-6161

The Heritage Center
1026 McFarland Street
Morristown, TN 37814
(423) 581-5100

Life Care Center of Morristown
501 West Economy Road
Morristown, TN 37814
(423) 581-5435

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care
165 Coffey Lane
Rutledge, TN 37861
(865) 828-5295

Life Care Center of Sparta
508 Mose Drive
Sparta, TN 38583
(931) 738-9430

Life Care Center of Tullahoma
1715 North Jackson Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931) 455-8557

Life Care Center of Morgan County
419 South Kingston Street
Wartburg, TN 37887
(423) 346-6691


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