Tennessee state officials have suspended new admissions of residents to a small neighborhood group home for the aged in Memphis because of violations of building standards.
Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner announced the decision in a news release Wednesday. A special monitor has been appointed to review operations at the 11-bed Cummings Foster Group Home.
The violations were found during a life safety survey on July 12 and the investigation was completed Aug. 4, when the suspension went into effect.
The news release noted that the health commissioner “may suspend admissions to a home for the aged when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents.” An order is in effect until conditions “have been and continue to remain corrected.” The home must post the order at a public entrance.
The home has the right to a hearing before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.