On a call with Inspector General on 12/9/2020, KSLA learned of an organization called "The Kentucky Nursing Home Watch Bureau." This organization touts itself as an entity whose purpose is to investigate nursing home abuse. According to their website, their investigative approach is to "Investigate, Litigate, Terminate."
At this point, we're unsure whether Assisted Living and Personal Care is included in their efforts, but we wanted our members to know that this group is not affiliated, in any way, with any state agency.
Be on the lookout for "investigators" from this organization looking for information about residents, including information that is protected by HIPPA. A member of this group was recently escorted off the property of a nursing home by police after refusing to leave when asked to do so by facility staff.
If a member of this group comes to your community, please let us know so that we can report it to the OIG. Or you may report it to the OIG directly. The OIG is aware of this group and will determine if any of this group's activity should be referred to the Attorney General.