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Life Care Center of East Ridge Admissions Suspension Lifted

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | 10:12am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health announces that the suspension of admissions at Life Care Center of East Ridge has been lifted effective November 8, 2011. The facility is a 130-bed licensed nursing home located at 1500 Fincher Avenue in East Ridge.

The Department confirmed the facility has returned to substantial compliance for state licensing purposes. The federal conditions of participation that led to the immediate jeopardy citations have been corrected as stated in the facility's allegations of compliance, which was approved by federal and state authorities.

On November 3, the nursing home was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation conducted October 10 – October 18. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration, performance improvement, and nursing services.

For more information, visit the Department of Health online newsroom at http://news.tn.gov/node/8035.

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