Bredesen: Fixes At Veterans' Homes Could Last Months

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- Governor Bredesen said Wednesday that cleaning up administrative problems at state veterans' homes could take several months.

The governor said he ordered the three veterans' homes to freeze admissions on Monday because of potential future treatment problems, not because of any immediate danger to residents.

The governor said he sent a team of three doctors to the Murfreesboro home on Monday and Tuesday to report on documentation standards there.

The other homes are in Knoxville and Humboldt. All three have a capacity of 140.

An earlier investigation into the Murfreesboro home found the staff failed to manage residents with aggressive behavior, protect residents from harm, report unusual incidents and investigate injuries.

Bredesen said the latest report shows that the home is clean.

(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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