Veteran care facilities receive 5 star rating

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Department of Veteran Affairs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky’s long-term care veteran facilities receive 5 star ratings.

The ratings are given by a federal agency that oversees long-term care facilities, according to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

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“The very highest standard of care for our veterans is not just our goal but what we expect from our superb, dedicated staff every day,” said Benjamin Adams, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs in press release.

The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says the Five-Star Quality Rating System was created by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help veterans and their families compare long-term care facilities easily and identify what questions they may ask.

Facilities rated can receive anywhere from a 1 to 5 star rating.  A facility must offer an above average quality of care to receive 5 stars.

A facility found to offer a below average quality of care is given a 1 star rating, according to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ratings can be viewed at the Nursing Home Compare Web site.

The department says a separate rate is given on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.

According to the department the four 5 star rated long term veteran care facilities are:

  • Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore
  • Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard
  • Joseph E. Eddie Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson
  • Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center in Radcliff