Kentucky has experienced a heightened rate for nursing home abuse and neglect reports. The troubles began in March 2006 after a state investigation turned up evidence of neglect that may have led to at least one nursing home abuse and neglect related death. Two more nursing received Type A citations recently. The first citation stated that the nursing home failed to change a patient’s feeding tube for four days, leading to dehydration and rapid weight loss. The second citation accused the home of not properly hydrating and monitoring a resident who later died.
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