Popular Fundraising Event Highlights Historic Kentucky Homes

Lexington, KY, September 23, 2015 – The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency (NHOA) of the Bluegrass seeks a distinguished home to feature for the 2016 Decorator’s Showcase.

Decorator’s Showcase is an opportunity to proudly present a historic Kentucky home for public viewing and spotlight the diverse talent of Kentucky’s top interior and landscape designers. Since 1976, Showcase organizers have chosen designers to redecorate rooms and highlight the beauty of a selected home. The designers of Lexington’s retail store “house” will coordinate designers for the next Showcase.

“Decorator’s Showcase has helped preserve and revitalize some of Central Kentucky’s most notable homes,” said Sherry Huff Culp, Kentucky’s State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and President of NHOA. “At the same time, it helps fund vital long-term care ombudsman services for vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities.”

There are almost 5,250 long-term care beds in 85 nursing homes, personal care homes, and family care homes throughout the 17-county Bluegrass district. “Residents of long-term care facilities are on average about 80 years old and have at least two disabilities. The majority have no visitors and no one looking out for them. Ombudsmen are advocates who go to residents’ bedsides and work to resolve problems,” said Denise Kennedy, Bluegrass District Ombudsman. “As a nonprofit agency, we depend on events like the Decorator’s Showcase in order to continue offering the high level of service we’ve provided for more than three decades.”

The 2016 Showcase will be the 24th house in a venerable tradition that includes historic properties such as The Mansion at Griffin Gate (1978), Bell House (1982), Waveland (1985), Spendthrift Farm (2000) and Highland Hall (2012). Interested parties should contact Laurie Clewett by October 2 in order to be considered as a Spring 2016 Showcase location. All proceeds from the event go toward NHOA’s Bluegrass Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

The mission of The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc. (NHOA) is to improve the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Laurie Clewett, Director of Fundraising & Administration at 859-277-9215 or email at

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, 3138 Custer Drive, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40517