Tennessee officials have suspended new the admission of new residents at the Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon, TN. The suspension comes after state and federal investigators found multiple safety violations during an investigation related to a complaint filed against the nursing home. Investigators from the Federal Center for Medicare-Medicaid Services found violations in physician services, nursing services and with medical records.
Investigators discovered residents at the Tennessee nursing home were put in ‘immediate jeopardy’ because nurses did not keep proper charts. Additionally, nursing home inspectors also documented instances of dramatic weight loss among residents.
Quality Care Health Center was opened in 1978 and has a 290 bed capacity. The facility has until April 3rd to correct all deficiencies or it will lose federal funding.
For laws related to Tennessee nursing homes, look here.