Right now, there are over 3.2 million adults living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. In Kentucky, as many as 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some points in their lives.

While most of these people will experience good-to-excellent care, some will fall victim to abuse. This abuse can involve Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Neglect, and Resident to Resident Abuse.

Some signs of elder abuse may include:

  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Bruising, cuts or welts
  • Bed sores
  • Signs of Dehydration
  • Mood swings and emotional outbursts
  • Reclusiveness or refusal to speak
  • Refusal to eat or take medications
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Poor physical appearance or lack of cleanliness

What should you do if you suspect a friend or family member is a victim of elder abuse?

Document everything:

-the basis of your accusation (visible signs of nursing home abuse, such as bed sores, including photos if possible)
-the date at which you began to suspect nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect
-who you spoke with at the nursing home and when
-any response that was given
-any action taken by management

Call Authorities:
-Adult Protective Services
-Police

Contact an Attorney:
-An attorney, such as Shelton Law Group, can take you step by step through the legal process, and help bring justice for your loved one.

Kentucky Attorney For Bedsores & Nursing Home Abuse

If you or a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, to include the prevalence of bedsores, you may be able to recover compensation for the damage done. Get your free consultation with a Louisville Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer at Rob Shelton Law to get started today, put our experience to work for you & get the help you need.