Lexington, KY - Three Kentucky nursing homes, including one in Lexington, are on a list of 128 chronically troubled facilities ordered by the federal government to get closer scrutiny.
But between Washington and Frankfort, where state inspectors are assigned to visit nursing homes, nobody in government thought to release the list to the public. Instead, an incomplete list of 52 poor-performing nursing homes was issued in a Nov. 29 press release by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. None of the Kentucky facilities was on that abridged version.
December 29, 2007