Report: Problems Found At Most Kentucky Nursing Homes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal report shows problems were found at most Kentucky nursing homes inspected in 2007, but fewer than the national average.

The Lexington Herald-Leader cited the report by the U.S. Health and Human Services inspector general, which said deficiencies were found at 88 percent of Kentucky nursing homes. Nationally, the average was 92 percent.

Kentucky also had fewer problems noted per inspectors' visits than nationally - 4.5 deficiencies compared with seven as the national average.

Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform founder Bernie Vonderheide said the report is evidence that a change is needed.

Trade group Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities president Ruby Jo Lubarsky said the survey isn't a good indicator of quality of care.


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  • by NURSE Location: KY on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    I AM A NURSE IN A NURSING HOME THOSE THAT WILL WORK ARE WORKED TO DEATH. I WILL WORK DOUBLES FROM 3-11 THEN 11-7 AND BACK AT 3PM FOR ANOTHER SHIFT. AND JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE TO GET OFF AT 7AM DOSEN'T MEAN THAT WHEN 7AM ROLLS AROUND YOU LEAVE MOST OF THE TIME IT IS 8AM TO 8:30 AM THEN YOU DRIVE HOME BY THE TIME YOU GET TO BED IT IS AROUND 10:OOAM AND YOU HAVE TO BE UP BY 12:30 TO GET READY FOR THE NEXT SHIFT. SOMETIMES WE WILL WORK 5 TO 7 DAYS ONE OFF AND BACK TO WORK AND REPEAT IT ALL OVER AGAIN. fOR ME TO GET 2 DAYS OFF TOGETHER IS UNUSUALL. I HAVE HAD TO GO IN WHEN I WAS SICK I HAVE BEEN TOLD THEIR WAS NO ONE TO COVER THE SHIFT. WE NEED SOME REFORM OF STAFFING REGULATIONS. WHEN ASK WH DO I DO THIS IT IS THAT I CARE FOR MY PATIENTS NOT FOR THE OVERTIME.
  • by geneva wiley Location: paintsville ky on Oct 2, 2008 at 09:27 PM
    i know my uncle was in mountain manor nursing home and he was on a feeding tube and they fed him and he full code on them that is all they to it and his troy smith
  • by Sheila Location: Barbourville on Oct 1, 2008 at 03:57 PM
    the problems with nursing homes there is not enough help, the ones that wont to work they expect them to work there shift and then turn around and work the next shift on the drop of a hat. This is an every day occurance.

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