According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky nursing homes had 531 deficiencies in the first quarter of 2012. A nonprofit agency called the Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform has released this information to the public.
Analysis of Deficiencies
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that the average number of deficiencies for a nursing home in the United States is 8. Kentucky’s average is 7.
Inspectors look at a number of areas in their assessment of each facility, including:
- the care of residents;
- the way that care is administered;
- the way staff and residents interact; and
- the nursing home environment.
Nursing homes that are given certification must meet over 180 regulatory standards.
The top 5 nursing homes that were given 10 or more deficiencies during the first quarter were:
- Life Care Center of Morehead – 29 deficiencies;
- Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab-Fountain Circle in Winchester – 24 deficiencies;
- Signature Health in Pikesville – 19 deficiencies;
- Hearthstone Place in Elkton – 15 deficiencies; and
- Martin County Health Care Facility in Inez – 14 deficiencies.
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