Messner's Home

(866) 653-9337

708 Hill Rise Ct, LEXINGTON, KY


Services

  • Assisted Living

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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708 HILL RISE CT
LEXINGTON
KY
40502
USA
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05/24/2017  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

I just came from a visit with my brother at Messner Home. He had been living there for awhile now. The staff is usually helpful and try to help my brother. I have started to notice that the facility is going down hill. When I visit him, there is no where to sit down in his living area. All the chairs are covered in what I assume is urine and feces. They are so bad that you can smell them when you walk into the apartment. While I was there I saw a large man verbally attack a few different residents about money. This man appeared to be staff but after I asked, I found out he lives and work there doing dishes. Turns out, this man is selling pop and snacks for high prices and if you don't pay, him and the night security man threaten you. He charged my brother $2 for a can of pepsi! I liked this place at first, now not so much.


Response: Bahaaa your crap is coming out lol and you blamed me for your drama. Good Luck in your future endeavors. Baahaaaaa!!!!!!!

Response: If this is the response on the administration of the Messener Home. God help the residents who live at this facility.

Response: If this is the response on the administration of the Messener Home. God help the residents who live at this facility.

Response: This was not a response from administration.


05/12/2017  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

Apparently any state or federal office that has anything to do with this place doesn't care that numerous people make serious complaints. I have tried to get ahold of Martha Bell for over a month. Everytime I call she is either out of town, running errands or busy. The staff can't or won't offer any information. I'm not sure if they don't know the answers or if Ms Bell won't allow them to give me the answers. All I need if some information about my son's well being. He, unfortunately, can't give me the info I need. Ms Bell is the most unprofessional person I've ever had to deal with. My list of concerns goes on and on. I've called their VA social worker and Adult Protection as even the office who give her the boarding home license! Nobody cares! This is the most frustrating situation. Why doesn't any of these people want to investigate this place? It's really disconcerning.



11/14/2016  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

I have a family member who has been there under both owners, and I must say that compared to before the food is higher quality and the facility is much cleaner. Whatever the current owner is doing at least I feel like my family member is getting better care, and the improvements to the facility itself is very noticeable. All I can say is keep up the good work

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    11/09/2016  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

    I had a visit with my family member who lives at Messner Home. He is telling me that he is scared for his safety now. From what he is telling me, Ms Bell has brought her grown son to live with her, in her little house that she has there on the property. This son has been there before and even worked night security. When he worked at night, he got in a fight with a resident and would also be violent with his live in girlfriend. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I can't just leave my family there in fear but I don't know any other options for him. I see that most posts on here are at least a year old but if anyone is active on here, please give me some help. I'm afraid this young punk will hurt my family if they find out who he is. I've heard that's how they handle people who complain.


    Response: Please contact me at [email protected] I have a brother there and am also trying to get him another place to live.


    10/20/2016  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

    The new owner, Martha Bell, is just as corupt as Ralph Messner was. She is having sexually affairs with several residents. Those men are convicted sex offenders. Ms Bell kicked out Howard Wheeler, (sex offender, victim was a child) because their affair became public. She is heavily drinking with these men on the grounds of the home. She allows resident to preform night security while she is drinking with her "dates". The list goes on. Why is she still open?


    Response: Please contact me at [email protected]
    I have a brother recently placed there and am very displeased.


    10/10/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    If anyone knows what happened to John Paul Syck who has lived there for 33 years? Please answer his disabled sister wants to Know because she has lost contact.



    08/18/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Nothing at The Mesner Home is good . Everything you read in the reviews are true. He stole $20,000 from my family. The money was an inheritance to be put in a trust fund so my brother, a Viet Nam war veteran, who suffered severe depression could get have a better life. Mr Mesner stole the checks and shortly thereafter my brother mysteriously died after an incident that occurred at the Mesner home. I working with an attorney but Ralph Mesner seems to have disappeared? This man needs to be in jail and the key thrown away! He's pure evil. I only wish I had known what the circumstances were. God forgive me!


    Response: yes you are spot on he gets his flunkies to do all the work needed. they pass out psychotic meds!!! don't change sheets, most don't even have sheets. mistreat & mishandled the misfortunate ,that eastern state,jails,& state guardians put them there knowing everything I"ve just said is true my husband was there,was beaten,&lost 53lbs in 2 1/2 months. I had to get a court order to go get him.
    most of the people who work or live there are afraid of him. also he messner) was charged a couple years ago for INDICENT EXPOSURE here in Lexington . It was so hush hush.

    HE NEEDS TO BE CLOSED DOWN ALL 3 HOUSES.

    Response: I have only owned for over a year and have attempted to make several changes. State licensed now and it is clean. I will not say we stay as clean as a hospital,or that the gentlemen are always clean,however, we try to purchase used clothing and encourage the men to bathe. The law does not allow us to make them bathe. I would like for those that judged before to come talk to me and see the improvements for themselves. Dont judge us now for Ralph Messners mistakes. Truth is alot more work needs to be done progress is slow,but we are making progress!

    Response: I am writing this on behalf of a friend named Howard Wheeler, he was a resident there from August 26, 2015 to September 14, 2016. What I'm about to shock most of you, I was applaud when I read the text messages between Martha Lee Bell the owner and operator of the Messner home In Lexington Kentucky 708 Hillrise Court and Mr. Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was dating Ms. Bell From the middle of July 2016 to September 10, 2016 when he caught Ms. Bell naked with two other residence Brian Keith Spencer and David Sizemore, all three of these gentlemen are registered sex offender, Mr. Spencer is lifetime and Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Sizemore are for 20 years. Mr. Spencer was arrested September 22, 2016, for having sexual relationship while being on the 5 years conditional discharge, Mr. Wheeler supplied the text messages between him and Mr. Spencer admitting that he had sex with Ms. Bell, also the text between Ms. Bell admitting she had dated and had sexual relations with Mr. Wheeler, Ms. Bell claimed that she kicked Mr. Wheeler out for stalking, but in reality she kicked him out because he saw her naked with these two other gentlemen while they were nude also. Also Ms. Bell has lied on documents stating that Two of her employers live on grounds, They both live in Winchester Kentucky, One is on parole from Winchester Kentucky and still works at Messner home the other retire because of medical conditions! Mr. Wheeler claims a criminal conduct between Ms. Bell and this company, but I advised him to not put on here and bring it to the Commonwealths (Prosecutors) attention!

    Response: What attorney are you working with? I have a brother just placed there and I'm appalled at the conditions. Please email me at [email protected]


    04/26/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    well ralph messner tells Lexington Herald he sold the properties to Martha Belle in march 2014 as he was denied a boarding house license this year. Martha Belle was his cook there for 12 yrs.???? I also didn't know until I SAW IT IN THE March 30th 2014 issue lex herald leader that ralph messner had been convicted 2-two times for indecent exposure! that worries me a lot. the facility still does not have a license to date. WHO is going to close it down.????


    Response: My brother was just placed there and I see their license has expired. Please contact me at [email protected]


    10/11/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The Messner Home needs to be shut down because all the reviews so far are sad and so true. The home does not even deserve a (1) rating. Ralph Messner and staff ought to be ashamed of themselves for their inhumane treatment of the people they say,"no one else wants". The residents live in filthy, disgusting buildings, sometimes two to three men in a very small room where unreported assaults typically happen. Ralph Messner and his staff do not address the assaults or other inappropriate behaviors, especially when the very vulnerable are preyed upon. The residents are not provided with a proper diet, housekeeking assistance, adequate medical care, or a safe clean home environment. There is no one there that can give the residents their much needed medications in the evening or on weekends and the majority of residents have chronic mental health issues. The bad thing about all of this is that Ralph Messner is their payee and keeps the residents SSI/SSDI/SS and VA benefits for room/board. For the amount the residents are charged to live there(which is practically all their benefits), one would think they are staying in a luxurious housing complex/facility. To justify the treatment of our vulnerable mentally ill adults, I have heard Ralph Messner, the VA Center, APS, LFUCG, and people in the community remark, "well, who else is going to take them", or "would you take them into your home". Even if this were true, does that mean that these residents are less than human and do not deserve a better living environment than the bottom of the barrel with Ralph Messner? Even if no one else will take them, does that make it okay for Ralph Messner to take their monthly checks and not provide better care or a humane living environment for their money's worth?



    08/26/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    THIS PROPERTY IS SO DANGEROUS TO THESE MENTALLY ILL & DISABLED MEN. THE LEXINGTON,KY FIREMEN ARE "ALWAYS" INVESTIGATING FIRE AFTER FIRE, OVER!! A DOZEN IN 2012 & NEARLY THAT MANY ALREADY IN 2013 ,IT'S A FIRE TRAP. THE EASTERN STATE SENDS THESE MEN THERE WHEN THEY HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO SEND THEM IT'S THE LAST STOP TO NO-WHERE & THE STATE GUARDIANS IN FRANKFORT SEND THESE MEN THERE AS WELL. IT'S LIKE A DISPOSAL GROUND FOR PEOPLE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH ,WELL DAMMIT THERES GOT TO BE A BETTER PLACE THAN THIS SERIOUSLY. THIS A PURE HELL HOLE & THE EASTERN STATE ,STATE GUARDIANS, & LAW ENFORCEMENTS ALL KNOW IT. I'VE SPOKEN TO EVERYONE OF THEM & IT'S THE TRUTH. JUST BECAUSE MESSNER /HOUSES 1 OR 2 VETERANS - HE OPERATES UNDER THE VA UNBRELLA & ALWAYS HAS!! HE'S IN THE BUSINESS 36YRS & NO RATING - DOES THAT SAY ANYTHING?.
    1983 OR 1985 5 MEN DIED IN A FIRE @ THE MESSNER HOME ( DIED)



    07/14/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    THESE REVIEWS ARE SPOT ON . THIS DOES NOT NOT EVEN COVER THE MULTIPLE FIRES IN HIS BUILDINGS YEAR AFTER YEAR. IN 2012 ALONE THERE WERE OVER A DOZEN FIRE SET ON HIS PROPERTY. AND NOW IN 2013 SEVERAL MORE FIRES MORE HAVE BEEN SET,THE LATEST ONE WAS SATURDAY JULY 13TH,2013 DESTROYED AN APARTMENT ,FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS KILLED . IT'S A FIRE TRAP & A REAL THREAT TO THESE MENTALLY ILL MEN LIVING THERE. SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ,NOW!!!!!



    12/18/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Do NOT send any living person to this place. IF the staff allow you on the property you will see within your first minute there that no person should be punished by having to endure life at this place. It is basically a slumlord preying on the mentally ill who are forced to reside there by state guardians. On my last visit there I witnessed filth, bugs, assault, neglect, verbal abuse and conditions that were inhumane. Mr. Messner is the owner of the property which was once apartment buildings. The only air conditioning is in the staff areas not in the residential areas. Residents are verbally abused and restricted to their rooms as punishment for example... A resident made an appointment to see a doctor in the community after being assaulted by another resident. The owner refused to transport him to the appointment because they don't report accidents or incidents they have one doctor who comes to the facility for all residents. The only phone is in a locked office or cordless phone with staff. Residents are not allowed to make or receive phone calls. No televisions anywhere. The staff sell residents pain medication and alcohol. Go check this place out !


    Response: YOU ARE 100 0/0 CORRECT THIS MAN SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN. HE MISTREATS THOSE MEN AS IF THEY ARE'NT EVEN HUMAN .CONTACT MARSHA HOCKENSMITH IN FRANKFORT KY. SHE'S AN ADULT PROTECTION ADVOCATE SHE'LL TRY TO HELP. WE MUST SPEAK UP. I THOUGHT MY HUSBAND WAS GOING TO DIE THERE. MRS. JONES LEX KY.

    Response: I'M SO GLAD YOU FOUND THIS OUT AS WELL AS I DID. HE MUST BE STOPPED. CALL MARSHA HOCKENSMITH IN FRANKFORT LIKE I SAID SHES A PROTECTION ADVOCATE EXECUTIVE. SHE IS VERY INTERESTED.


    12/18/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Do NOT send any living person to this place. IF the staff allow you on the property you will see within your first minute there that no person should be punished by having to endure life at this place. It is basically a slumlord preying on the mentally ill who are forced to reside there by state guardians. On my last visit there I witnessed filth, bugs, assault, neglect, verbal abuse and conditions that were inhumane. Mr. Messner is the owner of the property which was once apartment buildings. The only air conditioning is in the staff areas not in the residential areas. Residents are verbally abused and restricted to their rooms as punishment for example... A resident made an appointment to see a doctor in the community after being assaulted by another resident. The owner refused to transport him to the appointment because they don't report accidents or incidents they have one doctor who comes to the facility for all residents. The only phone is in a locked office or cordless phone with staff. Residents are not allowed to make or receive phone calls. No televisions anywhere. The staff sell residents pain medication and alcohol. Go check this place out !




    Description of Messner's Home in LEXINGTON, KY

    Messner's Home, located in Lexington, Kentucky provides the following services: Assisted Living. Messner's Home has an average user review rating of 0 stars. Messner's Home has a very good hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 82 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Messner's Home's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (40502) in Kentucky, where Messner's Home is located, has an average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Messner's Home can be found here.

    Messner's Home is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

    Demographic Profile for LEXINGTON, KY, 40502

    People

    Male Population
    48.40%
    Female Population
    51.60%
    Median Age
    40.5 Years
    Average Household Income
    $47,581

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    Overall
    15% Above
    Cost of Food
    9% Below
    Utilities
    5% Above
    Miscellaneous
    1% Above

    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    68.2 / 100
    Water Quality
    70 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    99 / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    493.6

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    5
    Property Crimes
    4