Admissions have been suspended at a Blount County nursing home.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, no new residents may be admitted at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark until certain violations are corrected. In addition, a federal civil penalty has also been imposed at $6,000 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility's operations.
Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark is a 75-bed licensed nursing home located at 307 North Fifth Street in Maryville.
The violations were discovered during a complaint investigation conducted between Aug. 13 and Aug. 20.
During the inspection, TDH says surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration, performance improvement, nursing services, social work services and resident rights.
The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to a nursing home when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents.
The suspension remains effective until conditions have been and continue to remain corrected.
A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance where it can be plainly seen. The nursing home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension of admissions before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.