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Question

In Wednesday’s paper, it stated Lawrence has three nursing homes. Is Windsor Place not a nursing home?

Answer

Windsor of Lawrence is an assisted living facility and not a nursing home.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services only maintains a database on facilities licensed as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities or long-term care units. That information is on its nursing home comparison site.
Windsor of Lawrence is an assisted living facility and is inspected by the Kansas Department on Aging. There are several ways to get a copy of an inspection report:
• Kansas Department on Aging — 785-296-1282 or 785-296-1261. The cost is 25 cents per page.
• Kansas Advocates for Better Care — 785-842-3088.
• Visit the facility. It is required to have a copy for consumers.
According to Kansas Advocates for Better Care, Windsor’s last inspection was March 12, 2009, and it had 10 deficiencies.

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