Nursing homes http://wfpl.org en Seniors Rally Against Nursing Home Bill http://wfpl.org/post/seniors-rally-against-nursing-home-bill <p>FRANKFORT — More than 100 senior citizens and advocates rallied Thursday at the Capitol Rotunda in support of several bills before the Kentucky General Assembly—and against one bill in particular.</p><p class="Standard"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They urged Kentucky lawmakers to oppose &nbsp;legislation that creates</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a panel to review lawsuits against nursing homes and requires those filing suits to pay fees to submit their case to the panel, said Cathy Murphy, associate state director for the AARP.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:31:50 +0000 Rae Hodge 4261 at http://wfpl.org Seniors Rally Against Nursing Home Bill Kentucky Lawyer Rejects Extendicare's Claims State Legal Environment is Hostile http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawyer-rejects-extendicares-claims-state-legal-environment-hostile <p>A Kentucky law firm that specializes in nursing home abuse cases is pushing back on nursing home company Extendicare&rsquo;s claim that the state&rsquo;s legal environment is causing it to pull back its operation.</p><p>Several weeks ago, Extendicare announced its plans to lease its Kentucky properties to an outside company. The company said the decision was due to what they called &ldquo;a hostile legal environment&rdquo; where lawyers target the industry in hopes of big settlements.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:20:17 +0000 Kenny Colston 623 at http://wfpl.org Company's Withdrawal Restarts Battle Between Nursing Homes and Legal System http://wfpl.org/post/companys-withdrawal-restarts-battle-between-nursing-homes-and-legal-system <p>A prominent nursing home company is ending its operations in Kentucky, and the decision has reignited a battle between the nursing home industry and legal professionals.</p><p>Earlier this week, <a href="http://www.extendicare.com/" target="_blank">Extendicare </a>announced plans to lease its Kentucky nursing homes. The company said too many unnecessary lawsuits were being filed for operations to continue in the state.</p><p>Kentucky has grown into a senior living hub, and many big companies like&nbsp;Altria and Kindred have corporate&nbsp;headquarters&nbsp;in the state.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:53:11 +0000 Kenny Colston 485 at http://wfpl.org