SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A choking death has led to changes at a central New York nursing home.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/V58CQA) that the Loretto Cunningham skilled nursing facility was cited Oct. 3 by the state health department for a violation that created "immediate jeopardy" of serious injury or death for residents.
Neither the nursing home nor the health department would detail how the resident died, including whether it involved eating or drinking.
But a nursing home spokeswoman says Tuesday a "quality assurance plan" is in place to make sure it doesn't happen again and state inspectors determined Sunday the violation has been corrected.
There are about 450 residents at the Syracuse facility.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com