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Vet Accused Stealing Thousands From Mother in Nursing Home

A local Mount Washington, Kentucky vet was arrested last month after allegedly taking $170,000 from the bank account of her mother, who resides in a nursing home. However, it is unclear whether the vet, who has been identified as Dr. Pamela Johnsen, or someone else is…

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Johnson Mathers Nursing Home on List of Troubled Facilities

Johnson Mathers, a Carlisle nursing home, has been placed on the Special Focus Facility List. This is a list of troubled nursing homes compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Beth Fisher, a spokeswoman for the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services,…

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Extendicare Leaving Kentucky after Lawmakers Refuse Immunity

Kentucky lawmakers recently voted against granting legal immunity to Extendicare, a company that has been known to mistreat and neglect the elderly it is supposed to be caring for. The company’s reaction has been to sell off its treatment centers and leave the state. If…

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Legislature Pass Law to Protect Personal-Care Home Patients

Kentucky has passed  Senate Bill 115, which requires a medical examination before a patient is admitted into a personal-care home. The medical screening provisions are designed to ensure that individuals will receive the proper care in a facility that is best equipped to meet their…

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For Alzheimer’s Patients, Hospitalization Could Be Harmful

According to an article in The Hour, people with Alzheimer’s or dementia are more likely to need hospital care, often due to ordinarily preventable causes like infections that have gone unnoticed. However, staying in a hospital can be catastrophic for their mental state leading to…

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Initiative to Decrease Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

State officials, advocacy groups, nursing home industry representatives, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are coming together in support of an initiative to decrease the use of excessive anti-psychotic drugs in nursing homes.  According to an article by the Lexington Herald-Leader (,…

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