MORE BAD NEWS FOR TENNESSEE NURSING HOMES
Palmyra Health Care Center in Clarksville, Tennessee has until April 25 to submit a plan of correction on multiple safety violations and the Tennessee Department of Health has suspended new admissions to the nursing home. Why? Because eighteen deficiencies — four of which were deemed as immediate jeopardy — were discovered during a complaint investigation and annual survey!
The most serious violations related to the nursing home’s failure to implement programs that would have prevented residents with mental health and psychosocial behavioral problems from harming themselves, other residents or staff members.
The nursing home had to pay a one-time state civil penalty of $3,000 in addition to a daily federal civil penalty of $5,250.
What is it going to take to get nursing homes to provide the type of care that our family members need?