Tennessee shuts down admissions at nursing home

September 11, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s health commissioner has suspended admissions to a Memphis nursing home after an investigation found safety problems at the facility.

Commissioner John Dreyzehner said in a news release Monday that Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care has been ordered not to admit new residents. The release says investigators found violations related to the standard of safety at the 149-bed assisted care living facility in Shelby County.

Dreyzehner imposed $3,000 in civil penalties, and a special monitor has been appointed to review its operations.

Admissions to an assisted care living facility may be suspended when conditions are detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of residents.

The facility has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension.

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