State Report Cards


Key Findings

  • Kentucky’s nursing homes consistently underachieved, failing to score an above average grade in any reviewed measure.
  • Less than half of Kentucky’s nursing homes have above average direct care staffing.
  • One in five Kentucky nursing homes cited a severe deficiency.
  • Kentucky ombudsmen verified 83% of registered ombudsman complaints, a significantly high volume of identified residents’ concerns, indicative of widespread problems in nursing homes.
  • Kentucky nursing home care ranks last in the Southeast Region.

News Release


CriteriaRaw DataGradeRank
% Facilities With Deficiencies93.99%D34
% Facilities With Severe Deficiencies21.91%C30
Direct Care Staffing Above Average46.35%D38
Direct Care Staffing Hours2.51C21
Health Inspections Above Average33.10%F41
RN Hours0.81C27
RN Staffing Above Average37.96%D38
Verified Ombudsman Complaints83.59%D33
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