Tips For Choosing A Kentucky Nursing Home

The last thing that most families want to do is place their loved one in a nursing home. However, some family members need medical or personal care that that family cannot provide. A nursing home is the best place for their loved one to receive the care he or she needs. Unfortunately, choosing the right nursing home can be difficult. Most families worry about nursing home abuse, so they agonize over the decision where to place their loved one for long-term care. Below are some suggestions and tips for choosing a nursing home from our Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys. […]

By | December 30th, 2016|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Tips For Choosing A Kentucky Nursing Home

What Is The Treatment For Bedsores?

Bedsores are common signs of nursing home abuse.  Even though you will probably not administer medical treatment yourself for bedsores, it helps to understand the various medical treatments for bedsores so you can ensure your loved one is receiving the best medical help possible to recover from bedsores. Our Kentucky elder abuse attorneys handle cases involving bedsores because of nursing home abuse. If you suspect nursing home abuse, contact our Kentucky elder abuse attorneys by calling 1-888-761-7204 to request a free case evaluation and legal consultation. Learn about your loved one’s legal rights and options for holding the abuser responsible for his or her actions. […]

By | December 28th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on What Is The Treatment For Bedsores?

What Are The Stages Of A Bedsore?

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are one of the common signs of neglect in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. Pressure sores develop when someone lays or sits in the same position for extended periods of time. The skin and the underlying tissue is damaged from prolonged pressure. Common sites of bedsores are the hips, heels, ankles, and tailbone. However, bedsores can develop on any area of the body when a person is confined to a bed or wheelchair for a long time. Bedsores can develop very quickly and be very difficult to treat. It is sad that the easiest way to prevent bedsores is for the patient to be frequently moved. Therefore, bedsores are a common sign that your loved one is being neglected and ignored by the nursing home staff. […]

By | December 27th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on What Are The Stages Of A Bedsore?

Recent Study Reveals Serious Problem With Reporting Elder Abuse

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Weil Cornell Medicine, researchers found that emergency room departments do not identify the majority of elder abuse cases. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that emergency providers reported one case of elder abuse in approximately 7,700 senior visits to emergency rooms. The actual estimate is one in 10 seniors are the victims of elder abuse. Why Is Elder Abuse Under-Reported by Emergency Rooms? One of the main reasons why elder abuse falls through the cracks in the emergency room is the patient. Many seniors have cognitive impairments that make it difficult for seniors to communicate effectively with medical staff. Furthermore, it can be very challenging for medical providers to determine if a symptom of abuse, such as a bruise or laceration, is from abuse or due to the patient’s increased vulnerability for accidents and injuries. […]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Recent Study Reveals Serious Problem With Reporting Elder Abuse

Does Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Have An Adequate Staff?

When we mention nursing home abuse, most people immediately think about patients being subjected to physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse. However, actual “abuse” is not the only harm some nursing home residents suffer.  Neglect can be just as harmful as abuse. Neglect can be intentional in nursing homes. Nursing home workers understand they need to perform certain tasks for patients such as bathing them, ensuring they eat, rolling them over in bed or sitting them up, changing their clothes, and checking on them several times each day. However, the workers choose not to perform these tasks. It is not that they don’t have time to do them or they don’t know how to take care of the residents, they simply choose not to do their job. […]

By | December 21st, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Does Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Have An Adequate Staff?

Theft In Kentucky Nursing Homes

Elder abuse takes many forms, including stealing from nursing home patients. Because nursing home patients are not permitted to have many personal items in their rooms, living in a nursing home already feels terrible. Most residents leave comfortable homes filled with their personal possessions to live in a small room where they are not permitted to change much, if anything. For those who are permitted to bring personal items with them to the nursing home, they must worry about nursing home theft by staff members, visitors, and other patients. Thieves Take Advantage of Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents Many residents in a nursing home are vulnerable because they are unable to tell anyone that their personal belongings have been stolen. Some patients can report the theft, but they are too afraid of the repercussions by staff members to say anything. Many patients are easily intimidated and frightened into silence. […]

By | December 19th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Theft In Kentucky Nursing Homes

Including Shut-ins During The Holidays

The holidays can be very difficult for people who are unable to leave home, even to go to the grocery store or walk through the park. You can make a difference in an elderly person’s life this holiday season by trying to visit and spend additional time with him or her during the holidays. With many families living in different towns or states, some elderly shut-ins have no family members to visit them during the holidays. Just a simple, small gesture on your part may be the very thing that brings tremendous joy to a person’s life. […]

By | December 16th, 2016|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Including Shut-ins During The Holidays

Types of Elder Abuse in Kentucky

As experienced Louisville elder abuse attorneys, we have seen or heard about almost every type of elder abuse and nursing home abuse possible. Even though we handle elder abuse cases, we are always shocked by the fact that someone can take advantage of an elderly or incapacitated person, sometimes in such a violent, painful, and mentally abusive manner. Don’t let your loved one suffer at the hands of an abuser. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Louisville elder abuse attorneys. Call the Shelton Law Group at 1-888-761-7204 to speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney to learn about your legal options to stop elder abuse, protect your loved one, and punish those responsible for the abuse. […]

By | December 14th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Types of Elder Abuse in Kentucky

Watching For Nursing Home Abuse During The Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time for friends and families to get together to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. However, for nursing home residents, the holidays can be a very lonely time. With families trying to get everything done before Christmas arrives, visits may become less frequent. Unfortunately, when visits are less frequent, nursing home abuse can go unnoticed, and abusers know this to be true. […]

By | December 12th, 2016|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Watching For Nursing Home Abuse During The Holidays

What Happens When Another Nursing Home Resident Is Abusing Residents?

Nursing home abuse is a subject many of us find very uncomfortable. Elder abuse and neglect is a serious problem throughout the country. Unfortunately, elder care in America is not as good as it should be for all our senior citizens. While we would like to close our eyes and avoid dealing with the subject, we must bring nursing home abuse into the light so that we can protect our elderly. We must hold nursing homes and their staff members accountable when there is a breach of the duty of care. This duty includes allowing abuse by other residents. […]

By | December 9th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Happens When Another Nursing Home Resident Is Abusing Residents?