FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2012) — State inspectors reported finding 531 deficiencies in 80 nursing homes they inspected in Kentucky in the first quarter of this year.
This latest report on the inspection of nursing homes in the state by the Office of Inspector General in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services was obtained through an Open Records Request by Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform, a statewide advocacy organization.
Nursing homes inspected in the first quarter of 2012 that had 10 or more deficiencies were:
• Life Care Center of Morehead (29 deficiencies)
• Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab-Fountain Circle, Winchester (24)
• Signature Health of Pikeville (19)
• Hearthstone Place, Elkton (15)
• Martin County Health Care Facility, Inez (14)
• Wesley Manor Nursing Center, Louisville (13)
• Nim Henson Geriatric Center, Jackson (13)
• Pembroke Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pembroke (13)
• Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Louisville (11)
• Mountain View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Louisville (11)
• Mountain Manor of Paintsville (11)
• Cumberland Valley Manor, Burkesville (10)
• Klondike Care and Rehabilitation Center, Louisville (10)
There were five nursing homes in Kentucky that had no deficiencies in their quality of care:
• Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester
• Nazareth Home, Louisville
• Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Louisville
• Barren County Health Care Center, Glasgow
• Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center, Lexington (initial inspection; under new ownership)
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Washington, the average number of deficiencies for nursing homes in the U.S. is eight and the average for Kentucky is seven. Deficiencies in the quality of care for all the nursing homes in Kentucky ranges from zero to 41.
More information on state inspections may be found online at http://chfs.ky.gov/os/oig/LTCinspectionfindings.htm and the federal site, which gives star ratings of each nursing home at http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp.