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NHC Healthcare - Ft Sanders Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Knox County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Tennessee Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.
NHC Healthcare - Ft Sanders Nursing Center
This facility is a 166-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2120 Highland Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
NHC Healthcare - Ft Sanders Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Ft Sanders Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $290,150 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Tennessee and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against NHC Healthcare - Ft Sanders Nursing Center for $290,150 on December 05, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on December 05, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Tennessee Adult Protective Services Website.
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Knoxville Tennessee Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Tennessee and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 16, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure an allegation of abuse was reported timely to the State Agency for [one resident].” The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance for bed mobility, transfers, and personal hygiene.”
The Facility Investigation dated July 25, 2018, revealed that three days earlier on July 25, 2018, at approximately 3:30 PM, the resident “reported to her granddaughter that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had gotten irritated with her, choked her, and threw water at her about a week ago.”
The report indicated that “the granddaughter reported the allegation to the nurse.” The nurse interviewed the resident and “then reported the allegation to the appropriate administrative personnel, who initiated an investigation.”
The document indicates that the following day, the resident “changed the report of the incident and stated the CNA actually hit her on the leg but did not choke her.” A further review of the information revealed that “the alleged incident was not reported to the State Survey Agency” as required by law.
The Director of Nursing confirmed that “the facility failed to report the alleged incident to the State Survey Agency and the [nursing home] failed to follow the facility policy.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated May 21, 2019, the nursing home “failed to ensure an allegation of abuse was reported timely to the facility Administrator and other officials (State Survey Agency and Adult Protective Services) [by] federal and state law.”
The investigation revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had reported to the Charge Nurse on April 30, 2019, that “she witnessed possible abuse by [another CNA toward the resident] on the evening out for April 29, 2019.” The documentation revealed that the CNA had stated she witnessed the other CNA “grab the arm of [the resident] and forcibly push her back into the wheelchair with an open hand.”
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