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Tennessee nursing home abuse assistance

Nursing home abuse involving Tennessee nursing homes should be reported.  Below are the names of state officials to whom you may report nursing home abuse or neglect.

State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Adrian Wheeler
State LTC Ombudsman
TN Commission on Aging and Disability
Andrew Jackson Bldg.
500 Deaderick Street, Ste. 825
Nashville, TN 37243
Work: (615)741-2056
Fax: (615)741-3309

Office on Aging
Nancy Peace
Executive Director
Commission on Aging
Andrew Jackson Bldg, 9th Floor
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
Work: (615)741-2056
Fax: (615)741-3309
Licensure and Certifications
Katy Gammon
Department of Health
Div. Health Care Facilities
426 5th Avenue, North
First Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg
Nashville, TN 37247-0508
Work: (615)741-7221
Fax: (615)741-7051
Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
Bob Schlafly
Special Agent in Charge
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
TN Bureau of Investigations
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216-2639
Work: (615)741-2588
Fax: (615)741-2088
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Karen Robinson
Board of Examiners for NHA
TN Department of Health
First Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg.
425 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
Work: (615)532-5155
Fax: (615)532-5164
Medicaid Agency
Mark Reynolds
TennCare Director
TN TennCare
Dept. of Finance & Admin.
729 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37247-6501
Work: (615)741-0213
Fax: (615)741-0882
Quality Improvement Organization
Albert Grobmyer III
CEO/Executive Director
Mid-South Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.
3175 Lenox Park Blvd.
Suite #309
Memphis, TN 38115
Work: (901)682-0381
Fax: (901)761-3786
Protection and Advocacy System
Shirley Shea
Executive Director
TN Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
PO Box 121257
Nashville, TN 37212
Work: (615)298-1080
Fax: (615)298-2046
Adult Protective Service Agency
Deborah Neill
TN Dept of Human Services
Adult Protective Services
Citizens Plaza, 14th Floor
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-9700
Work: (615)313-4770
Fax: (615)741-4165
Citizen Advocacy Group
Howard Hinds~
East Tennessee Coalition on Advocacy, Inc.
9111 Cross Park Drive
Suite D100
Knoxville, TN 37923-4517
Work: (865)691-2551
Fax: (865)531-7216
Citizen Advocacy Group
Imogene Newton
East Tennessee Coalition on Advocacy, Inc.
701 Chateaugay Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Work: (865)531-4638
Fax: (865)531-7216
Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Donna Ray Anthony
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1100 Kemit Drive, PO Box 17385
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37217
Work: (615)850-3922
Fax: (615)833-2585
Marie Ferran
Aging Services for Upper Cumberland
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1225 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506-4194
Work: (931)432-4210
Fax: (931)432-6010
Marchell Gardner
LTC Ombudsman
NW Tennessee Development District - Area 7
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
124 Weldon Drive
P.O. Box 963
Martin, TN 38237-0963
Work: (731)587-4213
Fax: (731)588-5833
Area Served: Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Weakley counties
Trudy Mott
LTC Ombudsman
Fam.& Child Svcs of Chattanooga - Area 3
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
225 East Eighth Street
PO Box 11398
Chattanooga, TN 37401-2398
Work: (423)755-2877
Fax: (423)755-2755
Area Served: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie counties
Amanda Scott
Senior Citizens Law Project - Area 8
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 2066
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38302
Work: (731)426-1312
Fax: (731)426-1362
Area Served: Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McNairy counties
Sandy Smegelsky
LTC Ombudsman
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association - Area 9
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
910 Vance Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126
Work: (901)527-0208
Fax: (901)523-1266
Area Served: Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, Tipton counties
Vickie Snodgrass
LTC Ombudsman
Legal Services of Upper East TN - Area 1
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
311 West Walnut Street
P. O. Drawer 360
Johnson City, TN 37605-0360
Work: (423)928-8311
Fax: (423)928-9488
Area Served: Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicor & Washington counties
Cheryl Vallance
South Central TN Human Resource Agency - Area
606 Lee Avenue
PO Box 638
Fayetteville, TN 37334-0638
Work: (931)424-5386
Fax: (931)424-3210
Area Served: Wayne, Lawrence, Lincoln, Franklin, Coffee, Bedford, Marshall, Moore, Maury, Hickman, Perry, Lewis, and Giles counties