The information was released by Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform, a nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing home residents and obtains the data regularly through open-records requests to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and distributes it statewide. The information is posted as part of Medicare’s nursing-home comparison data.
State inspectors found 455 deficiencies in 72 Kentucky nursing homes in the fourth quarter of 2011, with one facility accounting for 25 of them alone: Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab-Fountain Circle in Winchester.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the average number of deficiencies for a nursing home inspected in the U.S. is eight and the average in Kentucky is seven. Inspections assess a facility on the care of residents and how that care is administered; on how staff and residents interact; and on its environment. Certified nursing homes must meet more than 180 regulatory standards. The state Office of Inspector General website has more data, such as the results of inspections and the ownership of each facility.
Nursing homes with 10 or more deficiencies in the fourth quarter of 2011 were:
• Bridge Point Care and Rehabilitation Center, Florence (22)
• Pineville Community Hospital (17)
• North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Radcliff (15)
• Richmond Place Rehabilitation and Health Center, Lexington (13)
• Hart County Health Care Center, Horse Cave (13)
• Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pikeville (13)
• West Liberty Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (13)
• Redbanks, Henderson (12)
• Knox County Hospital, Barbourville (11)
• The Forum at Brookside, Louisville (11)
• Bradford Square Care and Rehabilitation Center, Frankfort (10)
• Florence Park Care Center (10)
• Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ashland (10)
• Corbin Health & Rehabilitation Center (10)
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