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…”
October is residents' Rights month
October is “Residents’ Rights Month,” an annual event designated by Consumer Voice to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. It is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect and the rights of each resident. The federal Nursing Home Reform Law guarantees residents’ rights and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity, choice, and self-determination. The law also requires nursing homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident”. Residents’ Rights Month is a time to raise awareness of these rights and celebrate residents. To learn more about how to help residents exercise their rights, click here.
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.
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;
Kathy Carter of Frankfort has been elected to NHOA’s Board of Directors! Click here to read the entire article.
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc. (NHOA) thanks The Grainger Foundation, a private, independent foundation, for its recent donation of $5,000. The grant will be used to provide ombudsman services to 5,500 frail, disabled residents of long-term care facilities in the organization’s 17-county service area. Special thanks to Zachary Bear, manager of […]