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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