Family Sues Winchester Nursing Home

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The family of a 54-year-old man who died
after a six-day stay in a Winchester nursing home is suing the
facility.

The family's Louisville attorney Martha Marie Eastman says
nurses failed to assess and monitor William Baker's respiratory
condition or to suction him.

The Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, where Baker
died Jan. 31, has faced several state and federal sanctions in the
past two years.

In January, the facility was threatened with the loss of
Medicare and Medicaid funding before the state found it in
compliance Feb. 7, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Dennis McNatt, the administrator at the nursing home, said
Wednesday he has not had a chance to fully review the lawsuit's
allegations.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Dee Location: KY on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    Why would anyone put their loved ones in a nursing home where "The Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, where Baker died Jan. 31, has faced several state and federal sanctions in the past two years." I mean I know with medicare sometimes ya dont have a choice but PLEASE check out the place BEFORE this happens. Prayers to the family that has suffered the loss. I pray I stay alive and healthy enough to see that my parents NEVER go to a place besides my home.
  • by Donna Location: Ky on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    My Mom was in a nursing home until she passed away last week - I would advise anyone that has someone in a nursing home anywhere - visit everytime you can and be aware of everything that goes on then things can still happen!!!!!

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