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Troubling Trend in Tennessee Nursing Homes

A report issued by the AARP identified that a Tennessee nursing home patient received about 30 minutes of care a day. The statistic was lower than the national average, but Patrick Willard with the AARP said all the time adds up. “Once you add those hours up over a number of days, and over a number of weeks and over a number of years, you begin to see that individuals in nursing homes are losing days of care,” said Willard. The Federal Government ranked Tennessee nursing homes almost last in the country when it came to quality of care, according Nashville’s NewsCenter5, which further reported that a record number of nursing homes have had to suspend admissions to deal with serious issues.

Click to read the WTVF-TV NewsCenter5 story.

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