Friday, October 18, 2013

Kentucky nursing homes rank 40th in the nation in new survey

Kentucky got a D grade and a rank of 40th amongst the states in a new-fangled countrywide survey of nursing-home thoughtfulness, and reform advocates are calling on Gov. Steve Beshear and other policymakers to take counteractive charge.

The state ranks lowest in the Southeast, the lowest ranked region, in treatment home-based thoughtfulness quality; single in five Kentucky treatment homes were cited as having a Spartan deficiency, "indicating prevalent abuse, neglect and maltreatment of residents," says the shot of the survey, fashioned by a Florida-based advocacy crowd Families in support of Better Care.
"The results of this first-ever survey sadly embody real frequent, individual beings being abused and neglected each sunlight hours," writes Bernie Vonderheide, president of the Kentuckians in support of Nursing Home Reform, the lobby so as to spearheaded the call in support of charge. A delegate of the Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities, the lobby in support of for-profit treatment homes in the state, was unavailable in support of comment.

The survey analyzed eight federal measures gauging treatment home-based thoughtfulness, and the state's treatment homes scored under run of the mill in five of the eight categories. For instance, simply a third of Kentucky facilities reported vigor inspections beyond run of the mill.

Modish the communication to the controller, Vonderheide requested the creation of a special task force to take in hand the issues, which they say affect thousands of Kentuckians, many who cannot articulate up in support of themselves: "It’s instant to impede this growing predicament in our state beforehand it gets so large so as to we cannot handle it."

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