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Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Guide

Everything You Need to Know about Kentucky Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Guide

September 2020 – Updated to Include Important Coronavirus Nursing Home Immunity Alerts

Elder abuse and nursing home neglect are big problems in Kentucky. We have summarized all you need to know in this one easy to read guide.

Our seniors and disabled adults are one of our most cherished and valued assets. They are also vulnerable and often lack a voice. As elder abuse and nursing home neglect lawyers, we work tirelessly to protect and serve our seniors.

Every state has different laws. The. Disparity between states is striking. Unfortunately, statistics reveal that Kentucky is in the bottom half of states when ranked by the prevalence of elder abuse. If there is any silver lining, however, the state has better resources and protections than most of its peers.

Kentucky’s ratings for nursing homes are similar to its elder abuse rankings. In 2014, the state’s nursing homes ranked 29th in the nation (1st being the best, 50th the worst) and an overall grade of C. Five years later in 2019, the overall grade remained a C but the state slipped another point to 30th place.

If there is any good news, Kentucky does better than its neighbors. Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina all earned failing grades while Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri and Virginia barely squeaked by with D grades.

This resource and information page is divided into several sections:


KENTUCKY ELDER ABUSE and NURSING HOME ABUSE

Elder Abuse refers to any reckless, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Kentucky law recognizes several categories of Elder Abuse including:

  • physical abuse,
  • financial abuse (exploitation),
  • sexual abuse,
  • neglect; and
  • emotional abuse (including verbal or mental abuse).

Who Is Protected in Kentucky?

Kentucky’s elder abuse laws have no magic age that defines when a person becomes protected. The statute on protection of seniors and nursing home residents defines “’adult’ to mean a person eighteen (18) years of age or older who, because of mental or physical dysfunctioning, is unable to manage his or her own resources, carry out the activity of daily living, or protect himself or herself from neglect, exploitation, or a hazardous or abusive situation without assistance from others, and who may be in need of protective services.”

For purposes of this website, we frequently refer to these folks as “seniors” or “elders” although Kentucky law extends to any adult who is incapacitated or disabled.

Who Are the Abusers?

Abusers can be anyone who comes into contact with an elder. In most cases, however, they are family members, caregivers or someone the elder knows and trusts. Patient on patient assaults are also common, especially when a facility houses residents with severe psychological problems and violent tendencies.

As noted above, the abusers are usually people that the senior knows or trusts. Let’s now look at common forms of abuse. Here are some examples:

Elder Financial Abuse / Financial Exploitation

Family Members. The biggest culprits in Kentucky elder financial abuse schemes? Family members! Studies reveal that over 60% of the people behind financial abuse schemes are members of the victim’s family… often the victim’s own son or daughter.

Sometimes the motivation is jealousy, sometimes it is a feeling of entitlement and sadly, sometimes because the offender has an addiction.

Often we see victims afraid to report exploitation by family members. They are sometimes too ashamed to come forward or worry that if they raise a fuss, no one will come and visit.

Caregivers. The number two offender group is caregivers. (They are usually the primary offenders when it comes to physical abuse.) It could be a direct caregiver such as a CNA or a home health aide. Sometimes it is someone who works in the back office, someone with access to the victim’s social security number and other biographical identity information.

Sadly, we often see cases involving poorly trained and poorly screened home health care workers. By having access to the victim’s house, they can access checkbooks, credit cards and other important documents.

Caregiver cases are frequently not reported. Because the victim may be totally dependent on the caregiver, there is a hesitation to report theft and physical abuse. Often the victim doesn't have the mental capacity to know they are even being victimized.

Fiduciaries. We trust lawyers, bankers, stockbrokers and even guardians to care for our elderly and disabled family members. These are folks who have a legal obligation to look after the best interests of their clients. Unfortunately, there are a few bad apples who use their positions of power and trust to benefit themselves at the expense of their clients. (See our elder investment loss recovery page for more details.)

Con Artists. The last group of offenders are con artists. This broad category includes door to door salesmen, Internet scams and fraudsters that run phony contest schemes.

What is Elder Financial Abuse?

Financial abuse includes theft of an elder person’s funds, assets or real estate. Common examples include unauthorized withdrawals from a senior’s account, forging signatures on wills or other documents, coercion or undue influence over an elder in order to get them to turn over assets or money, and undue influence to coerce a senior to sign a will or power of attorney.

In some really egregious cases, it can include filing a false guardianship or conservatorship proceeding simply to get control of the elder’s property. (Cases involving forged wills or coercion in the execution of wills and estate documents are covered on our website.)

Seniors and family members should regularly examine bank accounts and ATM activity. Look for sudden withdrawals of large sums of money, unexplained ATM withdrawals and checks that appear forged. (It isn’t unusual for caregivers to steal a few blank checks and later use them.)

Banks are now trained to flag the sudden appearance of a person accompanying an elder to a bank, especially when that elder tries to make a large withdrawal or transfer of money.

Although harder to detect, the sudden appearance of a relative or “friend” who claims rights in a senior’s property or assets should be a red flag.

Often, we see forgeries on wills after the senior has passed away.

What to Look For – Identifying Elder Financial Abuse in Kentucky

Here are the 8 most common signs of the financial exploitation of the seniors and the disabled in Kentucky:

  • missing jewelry or possessions;
  • sudden changes in banking habits (such as large withdrawals or changes in account ownership);
  • home and/or car title signed over to someone else;
  • changes to a will or sudden creation of one;
  • unpaid bills;
  • unusual use of credit cards / unexplained charges;
  • opening of new accounts;
  • absence of bills and statements (fraudsters will often change the billing address to their own so that family members can’t tell what is happening)

If you or a loved one has been the victim of elder financial abuse, contact us today.

For more information, contact us online or by phone at 833.201.1555 (toll free). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is defined as the use of force that may result in bodily injury or physical pain. Physical abuse can include any act of violence. It includes the obvious… hitting, shoving, pushing, shaking and kicking. It can also include improper use of physical restraints, chemical restraints, forced feeding and improper medications.

Some nursing homes and adult day care centers make up for their own inadequate staff by simply drugging their patients. (In one case we prosecuted, patients that were improperly medicated were said to be on “the Thorazine shuffle.”)

Signs of physical abuse can include:

  • Bruises (look for bruises that suggest shaking or holding someone down),
  • Black eyes,
  • Internal injuries,
  • Signs of drugging or medication overdoses,
  • Welts,
  • Marks consistent with restraints,
  • Broken bones; and
  • Open wounds (bedsores may be a sign of neglect or physical abuse – if the patient is forcibly restrained and develops a bed sore, the wound is a sign of physical neglect).

In addition to the obvious, look for things like a sudden change in behavior or the patient suddenly becoming depressed or uncommunicative. Another sign is a caregiver who either refuses access to the patient or insists on being present in the room.

Sometimes caregivers steal a patient’s pain medication. If a loved one is in constant and chronic pain and the medications appear to have no effect, consider a lab test to see if the medications are even being dispensed.

If you or a loved one has been suffered serious harm in a nursing home, adult care facility or in your own home, contact us today. (You should also download our free eBook on How to Sue a Nursing Home for Neglect)

To see if you have a claim, contact us online or by phone at 833.201.1555 (toll free). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse includes rape, sexual assault or any nonconsensual sexual contact. If the person is legally incapacitated, they are probably legally unable to consent making any sexual contact.

All sexual activity requires consent. Although Kentucky does not identify an age at which adults are presumed to no longer have the ability to consent, the state does say that an adult is deemed incapable of consent when he or she has an intellectual disability or suffers from a mental illness. The law also says a person can’t consent if they are physically helpless. Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 510.010; 510.020; 510.060

Kentucky courts have said, “In determining whether a woman is incapable of granting consent because she is mentally defective, the sole question is whether she is capable of appraising the nature of the sexual act being performed” prior to the time that the sexual act occurred.

Kentucky breaks down its major sex crime laws into rape, sodomy (deviant sexual act), sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. Those crimes can be of the first, second or third degree. The degree of the crime is usually a function of whether force was used, the age of the victim, whether the victim was helpless or whether the victim had an intellectual disability.

Sexual Assault Victim’s Rights in Kentucky

Elderly and disabled victims of sexual assault in Kentucky have plenty of rights. In 2018, voters overwhelming passed what is called Marsy’s Law which provided even more rights to crime victims. A judge later tossed the referendum on technical grounds although it is expected to be back on the ballot.

Marsy’s Law would put crime victim rights into the state constitution. Although the law has not been enacted at this writing, sexual assault and other crime victims still have rights. They just have not been put into the Constitution. The current Kentucky victim’s rights handbook can be found here.

Under Kentucky law, a conviction of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, incest or stalking acts as an automatic request by the victim for an Interpersonal Protective Order limiting the contact of the defendant with the victim who was stalked or sexually assaulted. The order may grant relief including: restraining the wrongdoer from entering the residence, property, school or place of employment of the victim, or restraining the defendant from making contact with the victim. If the victim is in a nursing home, the burden falls on the nursing home to keep the wrongdoer away from the victim (meaning the victim doesn’t have to move).

Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse in the Elderly

Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse include bruising on breasts and genitalia, bruises on the upper arms (from holding someone down), genital infections or bleeding, torn clothing and sudden changes in behavior. It is not uncommon for elderly victims of sexual assault to become depressed or noncommunicative.

If you or a loved one has been suffered serious harm or been the victim of a sexual assault in a nursing home, adult care facility or in your own home, contact us immediately.

For more information, contact one of our Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers online or by phone at 833.201.1555 (toll free). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.

Emotional or Psychological Abuse

Emotional or psychological abuse is often more harmful than physical abuse. Constant humiliation, threats, and verbal abuse can leave seniors and disabled people in fear. Because folks who are home bound or reliant on others for care are more vulnerable, emotional abuse is particularly harmful. Common signs of emotional and psychological abuse include:

  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sudden withdrawal or non-communication
  • Agitation
  • Eagerness to please
  • Rocking
  • Lack of interest in daily activities
  • Increased anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Claims of abuse made to others

Of course, any of the signs could be associated with other conditions.

One of the best ways to counter psychological abuse is to spend more time with loved ones and family members. The more isolated a senior, the more likely that psychological abuse doesn’t get recognized and reported.

Neglect

If abuse is the active form of harming a nursing home patient or senior, neglect is the passive. Both are equally serious, but neglect is more difficult to spot. We all know that punching a patient is illegal but what about constantly ignoring their needs?

Nursing home neglect is frequently overlooked. Over time, it results in a decline in general health and emotional wellbeing of patients. In extreme cases it can be fatal.

Neglect is defined as the refusal or failure to provide proper care for an elder. It is the most common form of elder abuse. Neglect can take many forms including failure to provide food, water, clothing, medications, or personal hygiene assistance. Chronic understaffing often leads to neglect.

If a guardian has responsibility for the elder’s finances, neglect can include the failure to manage the senior's money responsibly.

Typical signs of neglect include:

  • Extreme thirst or dehydration;
  • Loss of weight,
  • Untreated bedsores (there is almost never an excuse for bedsores);
  • Poor personal hygiene (soiled bedding, lice, no clean clothes);
  • Untreated health problems;
  • Hazardous living conditions (no heat or air conditioning, exposed wiring); and
  • Unpaid bills despite resources;

Isolated patients or seniors are far more likely to suffer from neglect. Caregivers that prevent visits or insist on being present during visits are a giant red flag.

We often also see neglect when the elder relies on home care. While we believe that most caregivers are eligible for sainthood, sometimes the low wages and easy access to drugs / money motivate the wrong type of person to become home care workers.

What to do if you or someone you know is being abused or neglected?

Nursing home abuse and elder financial abuse are frequently not reported. Kentucky is no exception despite having one of the toughest mandatory reporting laws in the country. Whether it be fear, embarrassment or reluctance “to become a burden,” many seniors don’t report or are physically incapable of reporting abuse and neglect.

When you or a loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect (including elder financial abuse), seek legal help immediately.

From serious physical injuries to large thefts to having a loved one die under suspicious circumstances, we are here to help.

Our national boutique and network of elder financial fraud and nursing home abuse lawyers is here for you and your family. We know how to navigate the legal system, advocate for your rights and get the justice you and your family deserves.

We also understand that bringing an elder abuse lawsuit is not just about compensation. By taking action against abusers, we can prevent the same thing from happening to others.

If you or a loved one has been suffered serious harm in a nursing home, adult care facility or in your own home or if you have been the victim of elder financial abuse, contact us today.

How to Sue for Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Kentucky

Victims of physical assaults, abuse and neglect are entitled to monetary damages. In Kentucky, victims can be compensated for past, present and anticipated medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship and loss earnings. Lost earnings are usually not an issue in nursing home cases but they may be if the victim is in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home for short term rehabilitation.

Presently Kentucky is one of the states that has no cap on damages. In fact, it is just one of five states that has a Constitutional provision that prohibits the legislature from imposing caps.

Punitive damages may be available in certain egregious cases and once again, there are no caps under Kentucky law.

The law says that a victim “shall recover punitive damages only upon proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant from whom such damages are sought acted toward the plaintiff with oppression, fraud or malice.”

The law also says that “In no case shall punitive damages be assessed against a principal or employer for the act of an agent or employee unless such principal or employer authorized or ratified or should have anticipated the conduct in question.” Ky. Rev. Stat §411.184

Read together, there are no caps on punitive damages but collecting punitive damages from a nursing home is more difficult since rarely will a victim be able to prove the facility authorized neglect or abuse. Although obtaining punitive damages from an individual caregiver is easier, there are often collection issues.

Important Note: Kentucky has one of the shortest statutes of limitations in the nation. Generally, lawsuits for personal injury, assaults and fraud must be brought within 1 year. Our general advice is never to wait before calling an experienced Kentucky nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer.

For more information, contact us online or by phone at 833.201.1555 (toll free). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.

Kentucky Mandatory Reporters

Everyone with knowledge of abuse or neglect of an “adult” in Kentucky is required to report. While most states limit mandatory reporting to healthcare workers and law enforcement, Kentucky has the broadest reporting requirements in the United States. The mandatory reporting law says:

Any person, including but not limited to physician, law enforcement officer, nurse, social worker, cabinet personnel, coroner, medical examiner, alternate care facility employee, or caretaker, having reasonable cause to suspect that an adult has suffered abuse, neglect, or exploitation, shall report or cause reports to be made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Death of the adult does not relieve one of the responsibility for reporting the circumstances surrounding the death.” Ky Rev. Stat. §209.030

It is actually a crime to fail to file a report. If you “knowingly or wantonly” fail to report elder abuse or neglect, you are guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

By making everyone a mandatory reporter, Kentucky includes bankers and stockbrokers, cab drivers and even custodial staff in a nursing home in the list of people with a duty to report abuse and neglect.

While the average Joe on the street probably isn’t aware of his duty to report, we are happy to see that bankers and brokers are included along with everyone else. Often bankers are the first to see financial exploitation. This can occur when a senior is suddenly at a teller’s window trying to make a large withdrawal and accompanied by a stranger. Another example is a frequent number of ATM withdrawals or ATM withdrawals in a vacation hotspot even though the senior is homebound or in an adult living facility.

If a financial professional sees exploitation and fails to report, the bank or brokerage firm may become liable.

When reporting suspected abuse or neglect, the report goes to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“CHFS”). Links and phone numbers appear at the bottom of this guide.

In some states, reporters satisfy their obligation by contacting the police. Not in Kentucky. In a life threatening emergency, you may wish to contact the police or EMS but CHFS also must be contacted.

The elder abuse reporting process in Kentucky is intended to be a safety net. The state wants to remove the danger from the senior as quickly as possible. They are not charged with getting damages for injuries or getting back any money that may have been stolen from the victim.

Although this guide was most recently updated in late 2020, Kentucky CHFS most recent elder abuse data is from 2015. That year the state received 30,037 calls concerning vulnerable adults. 12,618 met the criteria for formal investigation. While that number is certainly significant, Kentucky cites to a New York study that estimates only 1 in 24 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation are reported. That suggests that Kentucky may have over 300,000 reportable cases per year.

Kentucky Criminal Code – Protection of Disabled Adults and Elder Persons

The abuse of an elder or disabled person is a crime in Kentucky. The penalties below are in addition to any other crimes that may apply. That means stealing from a nursing home resident or disabled person in Kentucky can be prosecuted both as theft and as elder financial abuse.

Earlier we talked about the definition of “adult” for purposes of Kentucky’s laws on the elderly. There is no magic age like in some states for criminal enhancements to come into play. Rather Kentucky defines the term “adult” for purposes of protection of vulnerable adults as follows:

“’Adult’ means a person eighteen (18) years of age or older who, because of mental or physical dysfunctioning, is unable to manage his or her own resources, carry out the activity of daily living, or protect himself or herself from neglect, exploitation, or a hazardous or abusive situation without assistance from others, and who may be in need of protective services.”
Ky. Rev. Stat §209.020

Other important terms to understand are “exploitation”, “abuse” and “neglect.”

The term “exploitation” is defined as:

“obtaining or using another person's resources, including but not limited to funds, assets, or property, by deception, intimidation, or similar means, with the intent to deprive the person of those resources.”
Ky. Rev. Stat §209.020

The term “abuse” means:

“the infliction of injury, sexual abuse, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment that results in physical pain or injury, including mental injury.”
Ky. Rev. Stat §209.020

The term “neglect” means:

“a situation in which an adult is unable to perform or obtain for himself or herself the goods or services that are necessary to maintain his or her health or welfare, or the deprivation of services by a caretaker that are necessary to maintain the health and welfare of an adult.”
Ky. Rev. Stat §209.020

Specific Crimes for Elder Abuse or Neglect

Any person who knowingly abuses or neglects an adult is guilty of a Class C felony.

Any person who wantonly abuses or neglects an adult is guilty of a Class D felony.

Any person who recklessly abuses or neglects an adult is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Any person who knowingly exploits an adult, resulting in a total loss to the adult of more than three hundred dollars ($ 300) in financial or other resources, or both, is guilty of a Class C felony.

Any person who wantonly or recklessly exploits an adult, resulting in a total loss to the adult of more than three hundred dollars ($ 300) in financial or other resources, or both, is guilty of a Class D felony.

Any person who knowingly, wantonly, or recklessly exploits an adult, resulting in a total loss to the adult of three hundred dollars ($ 300) or less in financial or other resources, or both, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Ky. Rev. Stat §209.990

Remember, for purposes of Kentucky’s criminal code, “adult” means someone over the age of 18 is someone not able to care for themselves or who needs protective services.

KENTUCKY ELDER RESOURCES and LINKS

[Note: In an emergency, always dial 911]

Kentucky Elder Abuse Hotline… (877) 597-2331

Elder Law Team (legal assistance) 833.201.1555*

Kentucky Aging and Disability Resource Center… (877) 925-0037

Ky. Division of Guardianship… 502-564-2927

Ky. Longterm Care Ombudsman… (859) 277-9215

Eldercare Locator (government site)… 800-677-1116

Alzheimer's Association … 800-272-3900

Medicare Information 1-800-633-4227

Kentucky Medicare / Medicaid Fraud info (for healthcare workers seeking cash rewards) 1-888-742-7248

*Our team and national network of lawyers considers cases involving serious injuries, death, nursing home neglect and financial exploitation ($500,000 or more, $100,000 for cases involving brokerage firms) anywhere in the nation. If we can’t handle your case, we may know someone local that can.

Remember, we are always here to help. The first step is picking up the phone and calling us. We can take on the heavy lifting from there. If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm in a Kentucky nursing home, adult care facility or in your own home or if you have been the victim of elder financial abuse involving the loss of $500,000 or more, contact us today.

For more information, contact us online or by phone at 833.201.1555 (toll free). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.

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Did Kentucky Give Nursing Homes Blanket Immunity Because of Coronavirus?

Nursing homes and so called coronavirus immunity orders is a hot topic these days. It is also quite controversial.

Beginning in March, many states gave nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals blanket immunities meaning families and residents couldn’t sue a nursing home even if the facility was negligent and caused the death or a serious injury to a loved one!

At this writing about thirty states have passed such immunity laws, although already the public outcry caused one state to partially rescind its grant of immunity.

Depending on the precise wording of the immunity legislation or executive order, in many states it is now difficult or impossible to sue a nursing home for negligence.

One nursing resident told the Courier Journal, “There is never enough CNA's or Nurses!! No way our loved ones are getting proper care. Before pandemic, I was there every day. I have seen the neglect and negligence because of overworked staffing."

We hear these stories daily. Our vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t have to suffer when nursing homes are negligent in providing care.

On March 30, 2020, Kentucky’s governor signed Senate Bill 150 into law. The new legislation protects healthcare workers from liability related to COVID-19 patients.

The new law doesn’t define “health care provider” but we believe it covers nursing homes. Unlike the immunity legislation common to other states, however, Kentucky’s immunity only appears to apply to coronavirus patients. That means patients who suffer from falls, bedsores or die because of medication errors can still bring claims for compensation.

Worst Nursing Homes in Kentucky

Whenever we do a “worst of” list, we get emails and letters. Sometimes people believe our rating are wrong. Others share horror stories of facilities that are not on our list. There is also some subjectivity in these lists.

We mention this because there are several reputable entities that rank nursing homes. Use those tools and understand how they developed their rankings when deciding on a nursing home for your loved one. Often one reputable rating agency or body will paint a completely different rating than will another. With that caveat, let’s look at our list.

Of the hundreds of nursing homes in Kentucky, several rank in the bottom 5% when compared to national rankings. Those in the bottom 5% include:

  • Mountain Manor of Paintsville (Paintsville) 5%
  • Clinton-Hickman county Nursing Facility (Clinton) 5%
  • Signature Healthcare at Jackson Manor (Annville) 5%
  • Bedrock Health Care at Green Meadows (Mt Washington) 5%
  • Pavilion at Kenton (Covington) 5%
  • Nicholasville Nursing & Rehabilitation (Nicholasville) 4%
  • Hillside Center (Madisonville) 4%
  • Florence Park Care Center (4%)
  • Landmark of River City Rehabilitation and Nursing (Louisville) 3%
  • Spring View Nursing & Rehabilitation (Leitchfield) 3%
  • Harborview Dover LLC (Georgetown) 3%
  • Clinton Place (Clinton) 3%
  • Good Shepherd Health & Rehabilitation (Phelps) 3%
  • Countryside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing (Bardwell) 3%
  • Jeffersontown Rehabilitation (Jeffersontown) 3%
  • Christian Health Center (Hopkinsville) 3%
  • Signature Healthcare at Heritage Hall (Lawrenceburg) 2%
  • Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Stanton) 2%
  • Regis Woods (Louisville) 2%
  • Cumberland Valley Manor (Burkesville) 2%
  • Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Campbellsville) 2%
  • Crittenden County Health & Rehabilitation Center (Marion) 2%
  • Bradford Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation (Hopkinsville) 2%
  • Mayfield Health and Rehabilitation (Mayfield) 1%
  • Westminster Terrace (Louisville) 1%
  • Bridge Pointe Center (Florence) 1%
  • Kings Daughter Medical Center (Ashland) 1%
  • St Elizabeth Fort Thomas Skilled Nursing Facility (Fort Thomas) 1%
  • Cardinal Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Unit (Lexington) 1%
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital Nursing Facility (Bardstown) 1%
  • Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehabilitation & Wellness 1%
  • Edgewood Estates (Frenchburg) 1%
  • Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital SCU (Somerset) 1%
  • Friendship Health and Rehab (Peewee Valley) 1%
  • Signature Healthcare at Saints Mary & Elizabeth (Louisville) 1%
  • Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Springfield) 1%
  • Transitional Care Center of Owensboro 1%
  • Signature Healthcare at Tanbark. Rehab & Wellness (Lexington) 1%
  • Signature Healthcare of McCreary County (Pine Knot) 1%
  • St. Claire Medical Center (Morehead) 1%
  • St Elizabeth Florence Skilled Nursing Facility (Florence) 1%
  • Nursing Facility of Hardin Memorial Hospital (Elizabethtown) 1%

These ratings were taken from data compiled from healthsight.org. That organization uses many of the healthcare metrics found on the government’s Medicare website. It is possible to find facilities on the bottom 1% on this list that rate “much above average” on Medicare’s nursing home compare website. For that reason, we suggest that folks use several tools when evaluating a nursing home including the two tools listed above as well as ProPublica. We also suggest that you read the detailed reports and not simply on how many stars it received.

Once again, For more information, contact us online or by phone at 833.201.1555 (toll free). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.