When choosing a nursing home to place your aging parents in, you want to make sure that they are treated properly. Although you may take the tour and talk to the staff, how do you really know how patients are treated when you aren’t around? A newly updated tool from nonprofit public interest group ProPublica may be your answer.
This online tool, called Nursing Home Inspect, allows people to view nursing home data to compare different homes and find out what deficiencies or fines certain homes may have had in the past. This tool uses data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and makes it public.
Nursing Home Inspect reveals the states with the most serious deficiencies, including nursing home abuse and neglect, per home. Unfortunately, the state of Kentucky tops the chart in this category with the highest number of average serious deficiencies per home at 1.45, and the second highest in total serious deficiencies at 405.
Homes with the most serious nursing home offenses in Kentucky include:
- Johnson Mathers Nursing Home
- Christian Health Center
- Providence Pavilion
Some of the nursing homes with the most fines include:
- Princeton Health & Rehab Center, Inc.
- Tradewater Point
- Hazard Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Richmond Place Rehabilitation and Health Center
- Barren County Health Care Center
- Hilltop Lodge
The results were based on data that covered approximately 118,000 issues, which include neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, and unnecessarily medicating patients.
If you suspect nursing home abuse in Kentucky, or if your loved one has been a victim of neglect, call our Northern Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers for a free and confidential consultation today at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.