Friday, September 09, 2011

Advocate wants emergency action on nursing care homes

After the death of a personal care home resident who was brain-injured and a state ward, a leading advocate is calling on Gov. Steve Beshear to take emergency action to address the lack of staffing requirements for long-term care facilities.
Bernie Vonderheide, founder of Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform, said he is asking Beshear to call an emergency session of the General Assembly or to issue an emergency executive order to establish minimum staff-to-resident ratios for all long-term care homes, including personal care homes and nursing homes.

Read more: Advocate wants Beshear to take emergency action on care homes Voiceless & Vulnerable: Nursing Home Abuse

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