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Kentucky Legislature must beef up staffing at nursing homes

OP-ED BY SHERRY CULP
“In Kentucky, it isn’t unusual to find nursing homes that schedule one registered nurse or nurse’s aide to do the impossible – provide quality care to 40 residents for the entirety of a 12-hour shift. This is nowhere close to the federal government’s recommendation of an “expected staffing” level…”

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

Improving the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities in Kentucky

We assist residents and their families
in nursing homes, family care homes, and personal care homes.

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What is the Ombudsman Agency?

The Nursing  Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass serves approximately 5,500 nursing home, personal care home, and family care home residents and their families in a 17 county area around Lexington, Kentucky. Its primary objectives are to:

  • Protect the rights of nursing home residents;
  • Identify, investigate and resolve resident’s problems and concerns;
  • Empower residents to make informed choices;
  • Work to enact laws protecting older Kentuckians;

Transfer & Discharge Notices

Sherry Culp, Kentucky State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, recently released a memo that provides clarification regarding copies of transfer and discharge notices to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Send all transfer and discharge notices to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman via email at nhoa@ombuddy.org.

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