Oakwood Slapped With Serious Citation Despite New Management

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - The state's largest facility for mentally
retarded adults has been cited again over the injury of a patient.
According to a citation released today, a staffer at the
Communities at Oakwood left a shoe print on a patient's face during
an incident on June 17th.
According to the citation, Oakwood officials failed to conduct a
thorough investigation of the incident by not questioning the staff
properly and not reviewing video surveillance.
The videotape revealed a caretaker striking the patient.
The Type-A citation is the third issued by state inspectors in
the last two months against Bluegrass Mental Health-Mental
Retardation Board.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Me Location: Somerset on Jul 25, 2007 at 01:21 PM
    Oh my, that's terrible. I am glad that I decided against taking a job there....
  • by Betsy Location: Williamsburg on Jul 25, 2007 at 12:45 PM
    It must be a sicker person that would be so cruel to an Oakwood patient
  • by JIM Location: London on Jul 25, 2007 at 07:56 AM
    It appears despite the new management, that the indivduals being cared for (or not) at the Oakwood facility may be in need of a new placement and the facility given a final notice to straighten up or CLOSE it down, this is a horrible situation (again).


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