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"I have not had any problems. She's been happy," said her son Scot Vickers.
Soon Bobbie and dozens of other residents will have to move.
The reason is an investigation by the Tennessee Department of Health that found 35 residents in the nursing home were in and "environment detrimental to health, safety and welfare."
Among the findings, one resident who was found outside the facility after entering the door code numbers to escape.
Investigators also identified three residents whose medications were not administered and another who was discovered with her head wedged in between the matters and and assistance bar that had been incorrectly installed on the bed.
After the investigation Tennessee ordered new admissions of residents suspended.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also notified the facility that it is terminating the Medicare provider agreement.
That order forced Bobbie and every other Medicare and Medicaid patient to look for a new nursing home.
"It is shocking. I did not realize everything that was going on. I thought I would've rated it a 10 nursing home," said Scot Vickers.
Nursing home administrators declined to do an interview on the allegations but the facility did release a statement on the situation and the 57 residents who have to move.
"Although no resident was seriously harmed by any of these deficiencies, we understand that these survey findings may generate concern among our residents and their families. We apologize to them for this unfortunate situation. "
The facility is now helping those residents find new places by the March 28th deadline.
Thursday, March 7 2013, 12:43 AM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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