NHC Healthcare, Athens

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 4
TN State Average: 3
U.S. Average: 4
TN Deficiencies Range 1–14
Updated April 12, 2014.

How well this home met National Fire Protection Agency standards in the most recent inspection.

July 29, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
8/31/2013
Proper backup exit lighting.
Low
Some
8/31/2013
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
8/31/2013
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Few
8/31/2013

January 24, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Many
2/29/2012
Proper backup exit lighting.
Low
Some
2/29/2012
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Few
2/29/2012

January 19, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Many
3/6/2011
Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Low
Many
2/4/2011
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Few
3/6/2011
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
2/1/2011
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Few
3/6/2011

Note: Because of differences in calculation, all data may not match those shown on Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has approved the U.S. News methodology.

Last updated April 12, 2014.


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