MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials have suspended new admissions of residents of a Tennessee group home for the aged after inspectors found violations of building standards.
In a statement, Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said Wednesday that Cummings Foster Group Home in Memphis has been ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a life safety survey conducted at the 11-bed home on July 12.
The state health commissioner can suspend admissions to a home for the aged when conditions are found to be detrimental to residents' health, safety and welfare. The order remains in place until conditions have been corrected.
A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility's operations. The home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension.