Out of 109 nursing homes in Kentucky checked by state inspectors during the third quarter of last year, 18 percent – 20 nursing homes — had 10 or more deficiencies.
The data — obtained through an Open Records Request by the statewide advocacy group, Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform — is the latest information available at this time on nursing home inspections in Kentucky.
Routine inspections of nursing homes are made about once a year. According to a federal Web site, the average number of deficiencies for nursing homes in Kentucky is six. This latest report showed that 42 nursing homes in the state had more than six deficiencies.
The 20 nursing homes inspected in the third quarter of 2010 that had 10 or more deficiencies were:
· Sunrise Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Somerset (20 deficiencies)
· Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pikeville (20)
· Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation Center, Lexington (20)
· Pineville Community Hospital, Pineville (17)
· Lexington Country Place, Lexington (16)
· Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center, Brodhead (15)
· Green Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, Carrollton (14)
· Florence Park Care Center, Florence (13)
· Glasgow Health & Rehabilitation Center, Glasgow (12)
· Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility, Hardinsburg (11)
· Gallatin Health Care, Warsaw (11)
· Corbin Nursing Home, Corbin (11)
· Hart County Health Care Center, Horse Cave (11)
· Hurstbourne Care Centre at Stony Brook, Louisville (10)
· Christopher East Health Care Center, Louisville (10)
· Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville (10)
· Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center, Lexington (10)
· Jackson Manor, Annville (10)
· Woodcrest Manor Care Center, Elsmere (10)
· Hazard Nursing Home, Hazard (10)
On the plus side, however, four nursing homes inspected had no deficiencies. They were:
· Belle Meade Home, Greenville
· The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg
· Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary, Nerinx
· Fordsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fordsville
More detailed information on what the deficiencies covered is available on the federal government’s web site.
The state Office of Inspector General – at the request of Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform — also is beginning to publish the results of inspections on their web site. Also on the website, another request by advocates was agreed to by the OIG, and they are now publishing ownership information for each nursing home.