Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Health announces that the suspension of admissions at Life Care Center of Athens has been lifted effective August 10, 2009. The facility is a 128-bed licensed nursing home located at 1234 Frye Street in Athens, TN.
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 June 31, the nursing home was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted June 14 through July 21. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: performance improvement and nursing services.