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Alleged Sexual Assault at Tennessee Nursing Home

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating reports of possible nursing home abuse at a Tullahoma, TN care facility where a condom was allegedly found in a 88-year-old resident’s bed. The female nursing home resident is presently being treated at a local Tennessee hospital for numerous infections.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was told by the examining physician that the nursing home resident showed signs of sexual assault.

The Tennessee nursing home in question is the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Life Care Center operates more than 200 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement living communities, and Alzheimer’s centers with over 25 such nursing care facilities in Tennessee. The executive director of the national nursing home company has stated that Life Care performs pre-employment Sex Offender Registry checks on all nursing home staff.

Last Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Health, which licenses nursing homes in Tennessee, found no deficiencies related to performing background checks on employees at the Tullahoma, TN nursing home, though Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues its investigation of nursing home sexual abuse.

This year, Life Care Centers in Elizabethton, TN and in Jefferson City, TN have been ordered by Tennessee Department of Health to suspend admissions until they corrected safety, welfare, and/or health dangers posed to the Tennessee nursing home residents.

As a fighter for the improvement of our country’s and Tennessee’s nursing homes and the treatment of our elderly citizens, I urge anyone who suspects their loved one in a TN nursing home has suffered any form of abuse, whether physical, sexual, or neglectful abuse, to contact my Nashville law offices at (615) 353-0930 or fill out our Tennessee nursing home abuse form to speak with me or another of our TN nursing home attorneys.

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