Medical staff would later tell internal investigators they were either unfamiliar with the protocols for handling a hunger strike or that Hiland and Wilkinson forbade those procedures from being used.
Corrections investigators determined Embry continued to refuse most food, though he drank tea on occasion while continuing to make threats to hurt himself in the ensuing weeks. Investigators concluded that Embry refused 35 of 36 meals before his death. The state has placed Hinkebein, who is also in private practice in Central City, Ky. Hinkebein declined to comment, saying she's still a state employee.
The report also documented multiple communication problems among medical staff and allegations that other nurses were intimidated by Wilkinson, a contract staffer who works for Nashville, Tenn.
Phone and email messages left with the company seeking comment from managers there and from Wilkinson were not returned. Since firing Hiland last month, the state has given the Corrections Department's medical chief, Douglas Crall, direct oversight of medical care at the penitentiary. I was told I should have known about it.
Hiland, who maintained a private practice in Eddyville, a town of 2,, while he was in charge of health care at the nearby penitentiary, didn't address the state's claims directly, saying only that he was on vacation when Embry died and did nothing wrong. It's not the first time his work has been called into question. District Judge Thomas B.
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Russell Jr. Once the investigation is complete, corrections officials will decide whether to file complaints with the licensing boards overseeing the doctors and Wilkinson, department spokeswoman Lisa Lamb said. Embry, a heating and air conditioning repairman by trade, had no family or friends visit him at the prison, and no one claimed his remains. He is buried in a potter's field near the penitentiary.
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Gadd said Kentucky can do better despite its rural geography. Wyoming is number one in home-delivered meals," said Gadd. Gadd said the social structure surrounding senior citizens is changing all across the U. Family members sometimes relocate for education or jobs, and intergenerational households are not as common as they once were.
She said many programs and community groups provide meals for seniors, but efforts need to be coordinated and prioritized statewide. The day-long Kentucky Senior Health Summit will be held from a.
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View the discussion thread. Nearly volunteers will fan out across the Green River area of Kentucky on Oct. Volunteers pack and deliver bags with canned fruits and vegetables, breakfast items, pasta, tuna, peanut butter and other nonperishable items. She said last year the program delivered food to seniors, and this year that number is up to A new report called The State of Senior Hunger in America shows that eight percent of Kentucky residents age 60 and older are food insecure. Community organizations in Russellville and Bardstown are among many groups helping older adults get enough healthy food.
At the Russellville Senior Center director Christie Lashley called folks to head to the serving table to pick up a tray with a hot lunch. Martin and we have Miss Barbara, Miss Nancy, go get your food…. Feeding Kentucky, a nonprofit with a mission to alleviate hunger across the Bluegrass State, reports that food insecurity is a reality for one in 10 residents age 60 and older.
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