More outrageous depressing reports from our sister state of Tennessee. How about nursing homes where drug pushers sell to nursing home workers and residents? How about nursing homes where residents lie in their own feces for over 3 hours despite pushing the call bell for help? Well…in Tennessee it happens!
Drug dealers frequented The Cornelia House nursing home to sell crack to employees and residents. At Mitchell Manor, patients went without their pain medication for nearly a week because the facility was out. And at McKendree Village, staffing shortages caused multiple problems, such as one patient lying in his own feces for 3½ hours, despite pushing the call light five times.
According to state inspection reports, these are some of the conditions Tennessee’s elderly residents endured that led to the three Middle Tennessee facilities being stripped of their funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this year.
State officials need to stop this outrageous, I would even say criminal, neglect of the residents in Tennessee nursing homes!