Personal Care Homes are one of seven types of long term care facilities in Kentucky. Personal Care Homes are licensed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Personal Care Homes provide continuous supervision of residents, basic health and health-related services, personal care services, residential care services and social and recreational activities. The following web links will connect you to some of the current laws and regulations governing Personal Care Homes.
Click Here to review the regulation that establishes licensure requirements for the operation and services to be provided by PCHs.
Long term care residents in Kentucky, including those living in Personal Care Homes, are guaranteed specific rights under state law. Click Here and scroll down to “Long-Term Care Facilities” to see KRS 216.510-595, the Kentucky Revised Statutes pertaining to long-term care facilities, which includes Personal Care Homes.
Personal Care Homes in Kentucky are required to report and maintain records on any alleged or actual cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult. Click Here to see Kentucky Administrative Regulation pertaining to Reports of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation -- Cabinet actions -- Status and disposition reports.
Kentucky law requires full disclosure of certain information by Personal Care Homes in Kentucky that claim to provide special care for persons with a medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other related disorders. Click Here to see the appropriate page in the Kentucky Revised Statutes for this issue.
Personal Care Homes are required to comply with a number of Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health requirements related to an exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens, first aid, hazardous communication plan and emergency action plan. Click Here to go to the Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) page of Kentucky's Department of Labor website.