Whitesburg KY

State cites Jenkins rest home after fight between residents

Golden Years Rest Home at Jenkins was cited by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Office of Inspector General after a resident was injured during a fight in March.

According to a “Type A” citation issued last week, the facility failed to ensure staff was present to provide resident supervision on each floor of the facility at all times.

The citation says two residents were involved in a “physical altercation” at 11:30 p.m. on March 29. One of the residents was taken to the emergency room for treatment of injuries to the resident’s right wrist.

During interviews conducted by the Office of Inspector General, six residents revealed the midnight shift did laundry all night and made rounds three or four times during the night to check on residents.

According to the citation, residents were left on floors unsupervised.

“The facility’s failure to provide supervision of the residents of the facility at all times placed residents in imminent danger and created substantial risk that death or serious mental or physical harm to a resident would occur,” the citation says. “The facility was notified of the imminent danger April 27.”

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