"Our initiative is focused on broadening public awareness of the
need to preserve the dignity, physical care, and mental well
being of all loved ones in nursing homes."
The goal of the non-profit Kentucky Initiative
for Quality Nursing Home Standards ("KY IQ Group") is to pursue
creative initiatives to explore common ground and foster a
collaborative effort between nursing home providers, family members,
advocates and elected officials to support a level of care for all
nursing home residents that is consistent with our Mission
Our Vision for Nursing Home Care
There are nursing homes in Kentucky maintain exemplary
facilities that provide quality care to their residents and
preserve their dignity. Unfortunately, many other nursing
homes fall short in the quality of care provided.
Consequently, residents are subject to a risk of poor care,
falls, pressure ulcers, serious neglect and abuse.
Our goal is to serve as an advocate and foster a
collaborative environment that will ensure that all nursing
homes provide the same superior care provided by the
exemplary nursing homes.
1. Have their dignity preserved.
2. Are treated in a respectful way.
3. Are handled gently.
4. Have care and treatment plans followed.
medications dispensed correctly
and on time.
6. Receive care appropriate to their skill level.
7. Have call lights answered in a timely
8. Receive appropriate assistance for
toileting, changes and bathing.
9. Are timely turned to avoid pressure
10. Receive quality care every shift, every
day by properly trained nurses and
We believe these are reasonable expectations. Please help us
make them a reality.