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Raleigh Nursing Home Loses Some of Its Residents

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RALEIGH — A Raleigh nursing home will lose some of its residents after state andfederal authorities pull Medicare and Medicaid benefits later thismonth.

State inspectors say that The Windsor House essentially neglected someresidents, failing to give them the right medications, and in some cases,failing to keep them clean.

New managers came in about a month ago, and they say these latestaccusations are unfounded and unfair.

The N.C. Department of Human Resources says that the past threeinspections in February, April, and July turned up poor results -- results so poor, in fact, that the federal government is ending Medicare andMedicaidpayments to the home in September.

Windsor House administrator Sally Skaggs says Centennial Health Care,which took over the home in July has cleaned it up, and terminated bademployees.

Still, the state says its inspections show that conditions are not gettingbetter at the nursing home. Next week, officials will begin contactingthe families of residents who depend on federal benefits so they can helpthem find a new place in which to live.

The Windsor House has 60 days to appeal to a federal judge, but WRAL-TV5News was told that even an appeal would not stop the removal of someresidents.

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