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Diversicare Nursing Homes in Kentucky

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According to the Nashville Post, as of December 1, 2018, Diversicare sold three long-term care facilities in Kentucky, bringing down their number of nursing homes in Kentucky to ten facilities. Diversicare of Fulton, Diversicare of Glasgow, and Diversicare of Clinton were collectively sold for $18.7 million. The article goes on to state that all net proceeds were used to pay off associated indebtedness, with almost $6.5 million set aside as a contingency expense related to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that was started four years ago. The investigation involves alleged false claims, the company's rehabilitation practices and policies, and pre-admission procedures. This article suggests that executives of Diversicare would like to settle with the government, but there is no guarantee that the money set aside will cover the settlement. Diversicare apparently suffered a net loss of $7.4 million due to this ongoing investigation, and sold the three facilities in Kentucky as a way to address that issue.

Diversicare is one of the largest nursing home chains in the United States, with over 70 facilities across nine states. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), half of Diversicare's Kentucky nursing homes are rated at two stars or below (one star is defined as "much below average" by CMS). While these facilities have numerous reasons for their ratings, some common reasons we have seen in our experience with nursing home cases generally include allowing bed sores (pressure ulcers) to form, not treating bed sores, overmedication, and understaffing. Understaffing in nursing homes is often used to reduce costs, yet can cause some of the worst preventable injuries. With Diversicare suffering losses, they may be trying to reduce costs wherever possible, which can lead to a lower quality of care.

Poor ratings can allude to serious endangerment of residents at these facilities. If you or a loved one resides at a nursing home in Kentucky and have been injured, abused, or neglected, do not wait to contact the attorneys at Daniel Pleasant Holoman, LLP. There is no cost for a consultation to determine if you have a case.

The Diversicare nursing homes in Kentucky with the worst ratings are listed below, including the recently sold Diversicare of Fulton and Diversicare of Clinton facilities:

*Recently Sold: Diversicare of Fulton in Fulton, KY (now named "Fulton Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC")

  • Overall: 1 star
  • Health Inspection: 1 star
  • Staffing: 3 stars
  • Quality Measures: 1 star

*Recently Sold: Diversicare of Clinton in Clinton, KY (now named "Clinton Place")

  • Overall: 1 star
  • Health Inspection: 2 stars
  • Staffing: 2 stars
  • Quality Measures: 1 star

Diversicare of Nicholasville in Nicholasville, KY

  • Overall: 1 star
  • Health Inspection: 1 star
  • Staffing: 2 stars
  • Quality Measures: 3 stars

Diversicare of Seneca Place in Louisville, KY

  • Overall: 1 star
  • Health Inspection: 2 stars
  • Staffing: 3 stars
  • Quality Measures: 1 star

West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Liberty, KY

  • Overall: 1 star
  • Health Inspection: 1 star
  • Staffing: 2 stars
  • Quality Measures: 4 stars

Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson, KY

  • Overall: 2 star
  • Health Inspection: 3 star
  • Staffing: 1 star
  • Quality Measures: 3 stars

Highlands Health and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville, KY

  • Overall: 1 star
  • Health Inspection: 1 star
  • Staffing: 3 stars
  • Quality Measures: 3 stars


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