Kentucky

Key Findings

  • Kentucky surged 10 spots higher to #30 in overall nursing home ranking, making it one of this year’s biggest movers.
  • Kentucky’s percentage of nursing homes with above average health inspections improved 10 percent.
  • Kentucky’s nursing home residents had more professional nurses caring for their needs compare to last year; the percentage of nursing homes with above average professional increased 13 percent.
  • Nearly one in five Kentucky nursing homes still cited a severe deficiency.
  • Kentucky ombudsmen verified 87 percent of registered ombudsman complaints, indicative of widespread problems in nursing homes.
  • Kentucky nursing home ranking climbed out of the basement, moving to fourth overall in the Southeast region out of eight states.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average57.34%D37 38D46.35%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.56C22 21C2.51
Facilities With Deficiencies94.76%D36 34D93.99%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies18.88%C28 30C21.91%
Health Inspections Above Average43.36%B16 41F33.10%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average50.00%D37 38D37.96%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.83A8 27C0.81
Verified Ombudsman Complaints87.74%F41 33D83.59%