Office of the Attorney General
Joint Statement from Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Office of Attorney General
The following is a joint statement from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Office of the Attorney General regarding the closure today of the Golden Years Rest Home in Letcher County.
"The Attorney General's Office has worked tirelessly to restore stability to Golden Years and to ensure the safety and care of its residents. Because it is a non-profit (501C-3) personal care home, this office has a common law duty to protect both the residents of the facility and the public's assets. There is no question that our efforts, in coordination with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, have saved innocent lives. We have exhausted every possible avenue to keep Golden Years open. The facility was in such dire financial condition at the time the receiver took possession; we are unable to preserve it. We will continue to work with the Cabinet to find safe and suitable arrangements for Golden Year's residents."
"What happened at Golden Years is a tragedy. Be assured, the Attorney General's office is committed to fully investigating the mishandling and misappropriation of charitable assets at this facility."