Two Signature Healthcare nursing homes in Memphis, Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa in Midtown and Signature Healthcare at St. Francis on the campus of St. Francis Hospital on Park Avenue, have been the subject of recent scrutiny by the Tennessee Department of Health. Thanks to the reporting of WREG in Memphis, the mismanagement and mistreatment of patients at these Memphis nursing homes has been brought to the public’s attention. Unfortunately, we at the Jehl Law Group have seen a number of cases involving residents who have been neglected at these facilities over the years.
The evidence of the mistreatment of patients that Signature Healthcare has caused is available in public surveys conducted by the State of Tennessee and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These surveys provide an essential monitoring of nursing homes and often expose neglect and abuse of residents. These surveys are essential in gauging how nursing homes may have mistreated their patients and/or misused money received through Medicare and Medicaid.
Due to recent findings by State Surveyors, Signature Healthcare at St. Francis had its payments from Medicare temporarily revoked last week for what was described as mismanagement. As a result, the facility had to move many of its patients to other facilities.