A recent federal survey conducted at a nursing home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee revealed several areas of issue in the care there. In a complaint survey dated May 14, 2014, NHC Healthcare, Murfreesboro was cited for a number of deficiencies including:
- not properly obtaining abuse registry checks for employees,
- not maintaining an environment to prevent cross-contamination, and
- failing to properly document medication administration and effectiveness.
All three of these deficiencies could lead to endangerment of residents at the nursing home. If you or a loved one have experienced medication errors, infections, or have seen signs of abuse or neglect on the part of NHC Healthcare, Murfreesboro or its employees please contact Jehl Law Group, PLLC immediately!
The allegations here are serious. Any one of these deficiencies could lead to life threatening consequences for the residents at this nursing home. When nursing homes fail to adequately perform background checks on employees, patients can be put at risk of physical, mental, or sexual abuse by nursing home employees. Far too often, we have witnessed caretakers causing harm to residents in nursing homes in Tennessee. It is of the utmost importance to conduct proper background checks so that sexual predators or those who may take financial advantage of the elderly are not put in a position where they can take advantage of those dependent on them for their well-being and care. We encourage nursing homes to seek out employees who respect the dignity of human life and part of this is ensuring that their employees do not have a history of abuse Continue reading