Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC
Call Today for a free Consultation

Local: 859.286.5631 | Spanish: 859.533.8270

Kentucky ranked near the bottom in nursing home quality

The quality of care at nursing homes has a very big impact on residents. Unfortunately, Kentucky didn’t do very well in a recent set of state rankings regarding such facilities.

The rankings compared the states and Washington D.C. in their average scores on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ nursing home quality rating system. This system is a 5-star rating scale that scores nursing homes based on measures related to quality, staffing and health inspections.

According to the report, Hawaii nursing homes had the highest average rating (3.93 stars), while those in Texas had the lowest (2.68 stars).

Kentucky, meanwhile, was near the bottom in the rankings. The state’s average nursing home rating was 2.98 stars. This put Kentucky at No. 48 in the rankings, the fourth-worst spot.

Why do you think the state is so far down on this list? What would you most like to see nursing homes in Kentucky do to change this?

As overall care quality can vary from state to state, so too can it from nursing home to nursing home. This underscores how important it can be for individuals to carefully research the available options when trying to decide what nursing home to entrust with their own care or the care of a loved one.

Quality problems at nursing homes can have major implications for residents. In some cases, such problems lead to mistakes being made that greatly harm a resident’s health. When nursing home residents are harmed by poor care, skilled attorneys can help residents and their families with holding negligent facilities accountable.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fayette County Location
431 South Broadway
Suite 331
Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Phone: 859.286.5631
Phone: 859.533.8270
Fax: 859.787.0514
Lexington Law Office Map

Mercer County Location
111 Short Street
Lawyer's Row
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330

Phone: 859.286.5631
Phone: 859.533.8270
Fax: 859.787.0514
Map & Directions

brand