Tara Health Centers owns eight facilities in Louisiana including Winnfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC located in Winnfield, LA. Our elderly community is especially vulnerable and it is our responsibility to make sure they are being kept as safe as possible. Please check on loved ones in nursing home facilities especially during these dangerous times when extra caution is required due to COVID-19. Although you may not be able to visit your loved one you have the right to ask the facility what their safety protocols are and then check with your loved one via phone, Skype or Face-time to ask them if precautions are actually being taken.
A petition for damages (SEE DOCUMENT BELOW) was filed April 29 for Clara Rachal versus Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and two of its employees (Stacey Masters and Miranda Green, who were responsible for all day to day operational aspects of the facility including but not limited to providing a safe and healthy environment for all patient/residents including Clara Rachal).
The document states that NNRC holds itself out as a long term care facility “committed to providing loving excellence in senior care”…where “you can be assures that your loved ones will be in good hands”…and where your loved ones will “receive individual and specialized care to meet their healthcare needs from our compassionate and clinically trained professionals.”
Rachal claims NNRC, Masters and Green deviated from and/or breached its promise to provide her with professional care and breached and/or ignored the guidelines and recommendations of the WHO, CDC, Louisiana Department of Health, and common guidelines for taking care of elderly patients in a nursing home setting during Covid-19.
Rachal was exposed to the coronavirus and is currently fighting for her life in the Intensive Care Unit at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.
ATTENTION!! COVID-19 Tip Line
The Winn Parish Journal is offering this medium for any person who has information regarding Covid-19 outbreaks. Please take this opportunity to report poor operating procedures known to you or your family for coronavirus prevention, detection, and/or follow up at a nursing home or adult resident facilities in Louisiana.
Please contact this tip line at 1(318)500-3366 or email the Winn Parish Journal at email@example.com.