State renews admissions to 3 nursing homes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health is allowing new admissions to three nursing homes that were disciplined because of alleged inadequate conditions at the facilities.

News releases from the department say suspensions of admissions have been lifted at Oakwood Community Living Center, a 50-bed nursing home in Dyersburg, and Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a 144-bed nursing home in Ripley.

A suspension of admissions also has been lifted for Golden Living Center Mountain View, a 132-bed nursing home in Winchester.

Department investigators found violations of administration, performance improvement and nursing services standards at Oakwood. The department says surveyors found violations of administration standards at Ripley Healthcare.

Surveyors found violations of administration, performance improvement, physician services, nursing services, medical records and special services at Golden Living.

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