Another Type A Citation For Oakwood

It's a been months since Kentucky's largest home for mentally challenged adults was cited, but Oakwood in Somerset was slapped with another type A citation last week.

The Somerset Commonwealth Journal reports that Oakwood was cited Thursday because a disabled client almost choked to death. The incident allegedly happened when staff members let the resident eat a hamburger while in a vehicle without the appropriate precautions being taken. It's reported in the citation that the resident in question had a tendency to eat too fast.

It's the first citation since Oakwood's management firm changed last year.

The director says he is considering an appeal.


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