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.
Call a Lexington Nursing Home Lawyer if Your Loved One is Hurt or Killed
If you believe that your loved one was killed in a Lexington area nursing home then we encourage you to contact an experienced Lexington nursing home attorney today to find out more about your rights and about holding those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. Our lawyers welcome your inquiry via this website or by calling 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 to schedule an initial consultation.