Nursing Homes in Kentucky- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Kentucky- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Kentucky has a total of 273 active skilled nursing facilities and 25,182 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 4,512,310, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 179.19 persons in Kentucky. There were 21,043 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 83.56 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Kentucky has added 10 new beds and lost 643 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Kentucky and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.75 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.30 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.86 0.88
All Staff 3.91 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Kentucky:

COVID-19 Infections in Kentucky Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Kentucky there were a total of 76 new cases and 76 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Kentucky

Kentucky added 1 new skilled nursing facilities and 10 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
The Springs at Oldham Reserve 10

Kentucky lost 7 skilled nursing facilities and 643 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Hillcreek Rehab and Care, LLC 172
Westminster Terrace 112
St Matthews Care and Rehab Center, LLC 125
Parkview Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center 120
Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Center 81
Flaget Memorial Hospital Nf 12
Clark Regional Medical Center 21

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Kentucky Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Kentucky. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Kentucky

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Kentucky based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Glasgow State Nursing Facility
207 STATE AVENUE
GLASGOW, KY
1.33
Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation Center
130 MEADOWLARK DRIVE
RICHMOND, KY
1.33
St Elizabeth Ft Thomas Snf
85 NORTH GRAND AVENUE
FORT THOMAS, KY
2.00
Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center
287 N ELEVENTH STREET
WILLIAMSBURG, KY
2.67
Masonic Home of Shelbyville
711 FRANKFORT ROAD
SHELBYVILLE, KY
2.67
Wolfe County Health and Rehabilitation Center
850 HWY 191
CAMPTON, KY
3.33
Christian Health Center
116 SOUTH COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
CORBIN, KY
3.33
Nazareth Home
2000 NEWBURG ROAD
LOUISVILLE, KY
4.00
Cedar Ridge Health Campus
1217 US HIGHWAY 62 E
CYNTHIANA, KY
4.00
Perkins Country Manor
5269 ASBURY ROAD
AUGUSTA, KY
4.67

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Kentucky based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Lyndon Woods Care and Rehab, LLC
1101 LYNDON LANE
LOUISVILLE, KY
1,669.17
/
Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center
131 MEADOWLARK DRIVE
RICHMOND, KY
689.67
Rating Not Available
Clifton Oaks Care and Rehab Center, LLC
446 MT. HOLLY AVENUE
LOUISVILLE, KY
653.33
/
Seneca Place
3526 DUTCHMANS LANE
LOUISVILLE, KY
630.50
Landmark of Louisville Rehabilitation and Nursing
1155 EASTERN PARKWAY
LOUISVILLE, KY
595.83
/
Regency Center
1550 RAYDALE DRIVE
LOUISVILLE, KY
543.33
/
Edgewood Estates
195 BERRYMAN ROAD
FRENCHBURG, KY
450.17
/
Ridgeway Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
406 WYOMING ROAD
OWINGSVILLE, KY
438.00
/
Bridge Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
7300 WOODSPOINT DRIVE
FLORENCE, KY
427.67
Stanford Care and Rehab, LLC
105 HARMON HEIGHTS
STANFORD, KY
404.67

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Kentucky Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Kentucky nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Kentucky performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 5.00 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.20 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 4.50 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.30 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 4.70 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.00 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 77.30 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.30 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.86 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.75 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.61 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.91 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.44 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.51 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.06 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 54.10 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 46.00 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.60 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.42 Higher
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.32 Higher
Number Of Fines 1.30 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 31,123.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 14.98 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 7.53 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 45.98 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.17 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.11 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 9.28 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.27 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 4.13 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 91.09 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 16.58 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 80.39 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.18 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 15.97 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 29.45 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 9.15 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.31 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 75.44 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 78.21 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 22.75 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 14.36 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 2.07 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.62 Higher