With the current state of consistently underachieving nursing home care in Kentucky one of the worst in the country, Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform is calling on state officials to improve conditions for elderly residents.
Kentucky received a grade of "D" in a state-by-state nursing home report card issued by Families for Better Care, ranking it 40th out of 51 nationwide. The state's problems include staffing issues, a high volume of registered complaints and a severe deficiency at one in give nursing homes, according to this report card.
"The results of this first-ever survey sadly represent real people, human beings being abused and neglected every day," states the Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform letter to Governor Steve Beshear. "It's time to stop this growing crisis in our state before it gets so big that we cannot mange it. ... We would like to ask you to create a Governor's Task Force on Long-term Care immediately." Read the full article here:
Nursing home negligence is very prevalent in the U.S. and the cause of wrongful death, pain and suffering and negligence. The Commonwealth of Kentucky unfortunately sees a great deal of nursing home negligence.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to nursing home abuse or negligence, call the professionals at Crandall & Pera Law for a free case evaluation. Crandall & Pera Law is available to help answer your questions and guide you in determining your next steps.