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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Kentucky

Nursing Home Injury Laws: KentuckyNumber of nursing homes in Kentucky: 282

Patients living in Kentucky nursing homes: 22,990

Occupancy rates of Kentucky nursing homes: 90.0%

Average number of deficiencies at each Kentucky nursing home: 7.6

Percent of Kentucky nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 21.6%

Most common deficiencies at Kentucky nursing homes: Accident Environment, Food Sanitation, Professional Standards

Distribution of ownership of Kentucky nursing homes:  70% for profit,  27% non profit, 2 % government

Most populated cities in Kentucky: Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington, Frankfort

Staffing levels at Kentucky nursing homes (daily hours):  Above average,  4.1 total staff,  1.6 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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