UPDATE: State stops admissions at The Terrace at Mountain Creek

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Discovery Senior Living, the managing company at The Terrace at Mountain Creek, made the following statement after state regulators suspended new admissions to the assisted care living facility:

“While new resident acceptance is temporarily suspended at The Terraces At Mountain Creek, the community continues to comply with all requests from the Tennessee Department of Health. We are confident that any non-compliance findings will be adjusted in a timely manner and the suspension will be lifted so we may again begin accepting new residents shortly.”

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The Terrace at Mountain Creek is located at the foot of Signal Mountain.

Regulators inspected the facility last week.

They found problems with regulatory standards; resident medication; personal services; admissions, discharges and transfers; medical records and plans of care.

New admissions have been stopped at The Terrace until they fix the problems.

In addition, the facility faces a $26,000 fine and the Health Commissioner has appointed a special monitor to review operations.

In a release, officials say “The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to an assisted care living facility when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents.”