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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Tennessee

Tennessee-elderly-man-nursing-home-neglect-and-abuse-300x200Number of nursing homes in Tennessee: 314

Patients living in Tennessee nursing homes: 31,357

Occupancy rates of Tennessee nursing homes: 86.3%

Average number of deficiencies at each Tennessee nursing home: 6.1

Percent of Tennessee nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 13.7%

Most common deficiencies at Tennessee nursing homes : Accident Environment, Infection Control, Quality of Care

Distribution of ownership of Tennessee nursing homes: 75% for profit,18 % non profit, 5% government

Most populated cities in Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville

Staffing levels at Tennessee nursing homes (daily hours):Above average,3.7 total staff, 1.5 licensed nurse


**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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