You are doing your best to help your parent, or other loved one, find a safe Lexington area nursing home. You need to find something quickly that your family can afford and that you think is a good fit. You need to protect your loved one from harm and keep her safe.
Important New Information From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
In August 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released new ratings for nursing homes. Nursing homes in the greater Lexington area, and around the country, which receive Medicare or Medicaid funding, are rated on a scale of 1-5 stars. Of the 23 federally funded nursing homes in Fayette County and the surrounding counties:
- 4 Homes Received 5 Stars (much above average care)
- 7 Homes Received 4 Stars (above average care)
- 2 Homes Received 3 Stars (average care)
- 7 Homes Received 2 Stars (below average care)
- 3 Homes Receive 1 Star (much below average care)
Nursing home fatalities that occur because of abuse or neglect can happen regardless of the number of stars the federal government gives to a particular nursing home. It just takes the negligent or deliberate actions of one staff member to cause a nursing home resident’s death.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured in a Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.