What nursing homes and assisted living centers have the most abuse and neglect claims in Kentucky?

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Placing a mother or a father or a loved one in a nursing home can be one of the most difficult decisions of your life. 48% of Nursing Homes in Kentucky are BELOW average or FAR BELOW average! How can you choice the right place for your loved one?   

Fortunately, can be a great resource. provides nursing homes ratings based on a five-star system. These ratings pertain to health inspections, staffing and quality. For example, in Louisville alone, there are several nursing homes that have only a 1-star rating for their overall score. But there are also many that carry a 5-star rating. also provides the option to directly search for a home by the home’s name. Our website can guide you to these ratings and also offers a nursing home guide e-Book to help you through this difficult decision.

Specific Data To Consider Regarding Kentucky Nursing Homes

When it comes to their staffing, the numbers are even worse. 53% of Louisville nursing homes are not properly staffed (per What this alarming statistic means for the potential resident: You have nearly a 53% chance of winding up in a home or facility where they are ill-equipped to adequately take care of you.

As of 2019, ONLY 10 out of 66 nursing homes within just a 25-mile radius of Louisville scored 5-stars (the best rating) under Medicare’s review system. A shocking 25 homes scored a ONLY a 1-star rating, which means about 38% of your nursing home options in Kentucky's biggest metropolitan area have poor care. And 22 homes have scored a 1-star rating in health inspection, while only seven scored 5-stars in this category.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( have more nursing home statistics and resources, including surveys and quality initiatives. You can also find additional information on nursing home conditions and resident rights in our free e-book which is available for download from our website.

You May Want To Be Prepared

There are qualified lawyers who can help with these matters – both in research and preparation. It does not hurt to have an attorney ready in the unfortunate event of neglect or abuse.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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