Nursing Home Admissions Suspended

Scott County (WVLT) - Admissions to a nursing home in Scott County have been suspended due to several findings during a recent inspection.

The Tennessee Department of Health has suspended any admission of new patients to Huntsville Manor in Huntsville, after inspectors found problems with the administration, nursing service standards, and the quality of care.

The nursing home has been cited and will not be admitting any new patients until the violations are corrected.

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  • by East Tn DON Location: East Tn on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:00 PM
    As a Director of Nursing and someone who never wanted to work in a nursing home I can lay down and sleep knowing that my building provides excellent care. I have been through multiply surveys and can tell you that it is a purley subjective process. It is impossible to have a nursing home that can live up to every federal regulation, everyday for the small amount of money payed. These regulations are written by people who have probley spent 30 minutes in a home. We would all love to have perfect facilities but they forgot to tell me how to operated the magical door to the facility. It is believed by many that we can take a resident who is not eating, is falling, has behaviors and is very ill and make them health and perfect. I feel that in an attept to do good that the goverment will put nursing homes out of buisness. As a nurse I will always find a job, but what will happen to my little elderly residents when their is no one to take care of them?
  • by Rachel Location: Knoxville on Sep 17, 2007 at 11:05 PM
    This is a response to Kelli, Paula, and Stacy's comments. State surveys CAN be really harsh at times and cause loving and caring employees to want to give up and quit. I don't know exactly the results of the survey in question here. If there is a problem I agree it needs to be fixed. If it has to do with a CNA and some mistake such as a tube feeding/urinary bag(?), I doubt the Medical Director has any thing to do with that or could do anything. Try the Director of Nursing. CNAs are generally underpaid and overworked, and hard to keep, many jump from NH to NH. DONs do the best they can with the CNAs they have to work with. I also don't believe you can truly tell if a nursing home is good or not based on the state survey. I have seen one of the best nursing homes get 11 tags, while a so-so one gets 3. It is unpredictable and can be a disheartening process for someone who truly loves these patients to go through.
  • by stacy Location: tn on Sep 16, 2007 at 08:48 PM
    you are wrong, most of the residents have no choice and their family members have no idea or very minimal information about the problems, most of the residents can not even express their personal feelings or needs.
  • by Paula Location: tn on Sep 16, 2007 at 07:57 PM
    I totally disagree with your statements, when a nursing home allows a cna to connect a tube feeding to a urinary bag there is a problem and it needs to be addressed. Just because we are residents of Scott County Tennessee are family members still deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Come- on this is the home of Howard Baker, Les Winningham should I go on? Do you thionk they want this reputation for their county? I think not. There is a problem and it needs to be fixed and usually it starts at the top.... Medical director?????
  • by Kelli Location: TN on Sep 14, 2007 at 03:07 PM
    If you have ever been involed with a nursing home State or Federal survey you would know that they are very unperdictable. By that I mean what you may be tag on by one surveyor, may have not been seen as a problem by another. I do not beleive you can base your believes on a nursing home by a State survey. The truth lies with the resident that live in that nursing home, whom I am sure love it there or they would not still be there.


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