NURSING HOME DISASTERS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE
We place our loved family members in nursing homes because they need extra care and attention – they don’t need what these two nursing homes were providing!
The Tennessee Department of Health has suspended new admissions to the Hillcrest North nursing home. The 271-bed nursing home was ordered not to admit new residents after an investigation revealed conditions the state says could be harmful to residents. The nursing home has a history of problems dating back more than a decade. Hillcrest North’s suspension was put in place yesterday and included a state fine of $1,500 and a federal fine of $3,550 which must be paid everyday until the violations are corrected.
Not to be outdone, a Raleigh, North Carolina nursing home may have taken abuse of the elderly to a new low as police believe employees at the facility may be part of a drug network! Police arrested five people at Tara Plantation, including the home’s Administrator and the Assisted Living Coordinator. Police say they found evidence the head administrator and four other employees were selling marijuana and patient medications from the facility. The 80-bed facility houses mostly Alzheimer’s patients.