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Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Problems

January 31, 2011

Kentucky inspectors recently released their findings from its third quarter inspections from last year. Out of the 109 nursing homes in Kentucky, 18 percent of the nursing homes were found to have 10 or more deficiencies. Deficiencies are a warning sign that neglect may be an issue for some nursing homes. The theory being if they are severely deficient in multiple areas, could neglect be taking place?

The 20 nursing homes found to have 10 or more deficiencies are:

Facility's Name & Location (alphabetically) & # of Deficiencies
• Jackson Manor, Annville (10 deficiencies)
• Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center, Brodhead (15 deficiencies)
• Green Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, Carrollton (14 deficiencies)
• Corbin Nursing Home, Corbin (11 deficiencies)
• Woodcrest Manor Care Center, Elsmere (10 deficiencies)
• Florence Park Care Center, Florence (13 deficiencies)
• Glasgow Health & Rehabilitation Center, Glasgow (12 deficiencies)
• Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility, Hardinsburg (11 deficiencies)
• Hazard Nursing Home, Hazard (10 deficiencies)
• Hart County Health Care Center, Horse Cave (11 deficiencies)
• Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation Center, Lexington (20 deficiencies)
• Lexington Country Place, Lexington (16 deficiencies)
• Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center, Lexington (10 deficiencies)
• Hurstbourne Care Centre at Stony Brook, Louisville (10 deficiencies)
• Christopher East Health Care Center, Louisville (10 deficiencies)
• Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pikeville (20 deficiencies)
• Pineville Community Hospital, Pineville (17 deficiencies)
• Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville (10 deficiencies)
• Sunrise Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Somerset (20 deficiencies)
• Gallatin Health Care, Warsaw (11 deficiencies)

Nursing home neglect and abuse can have serious and even deadly costs. Usually the persons who are residents and victims are not in a position to protect themselves, and the abuse or neglect can continue over long periods of time. If someone is suspected of being neglected or abused, at a nursing home1303348_krankenhaus.jpg, the immediate thing to do is to report the suspicions to the authorities, the nursing home, and seek legal advice from your attorney.

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