Safety Tips For Seniors To Prevent Injury

Many of us want to be able to live on our own for as long as possible. However, as we age, we are not able to do the things we once did without assistance. Problems with vision, hearing, and movement can limit our ability to care for ourselves. However, with some adjustments, your elderly loved one may continue to live on their own or live one their own with some assistance. Medication Safety There are many safety concerns that you need to address with your elderly loved one. One of the most serious medication safety concerns is not taking prescribed medications. The other main concern with medications is taking too much medication. Elderly patients may forget if they have taken their medications; therefore, setting up a system to help them remember is essential. […]

By | January 20th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Safety Tips For Seniors To Prevent Injury

New Ruling Favors Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Anyone who has a loved one in a Kentucky nursing home worries about neglect and abuse. It is an extremely difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home; however, it often becomes necessary when the loved one needs skilled care or constant care that the family is unable to provide. Regardless of the reason why a family decides a love done needs skilled care, every family wants to know that their loved one is being given the best care available by skilled, compassionate, and experienced professionals. […]

By | January 18th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on New Ruling Favors Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Can I Sue For My Loved One’s Bedsores?

If your loved one is in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you want your loved one to receive the best care possible. Nursing home abuse is a topic you don’t want to consider. Unfortunately, because many nursing home residents are frail and unable to care for their personal needs, abuse and neglect often go undetected and unreported. Therefore, knowing the signs of nursing home abuse can help you protect your loved ones from abuse and neglect. For example, one common sign of neglect in nursing homes is the presence of bedsores. […]

By | January 16th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Can I Sue For My Loved One’s Bedsores?

The So-Called Grandparent Scam Is Back

Please warn your parents, grandparents, and any other older adult you know about people who are trying to scam them out of their money by using their grandchildren. The “grandparent scam” has been around for many years but it has been back in the news lately. This scam is a terrible act that abuses the love of a grandparent for a grandchild. Increasing knowledge of this crime is one of the best ways to avoid it from happening to someone you love. […]

By | January 13th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on The So-Called Grandparent Scam Is Back

Worker In Clark County Group Home Faces Abuse Charges

ABC36 WTVQ reported last week that a former caregiver at a Clark County group home had been charged with abuse and neglect. According the new report, the 21-year old man has been charged with the following crimes: Knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult (Class C felony) Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree (Class D felony) Terroristic threatening in the third degree (Class A misdemeanor) If convicted, the man could face up to 15 years in prison. […]

By | January 11th, 2017|Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Worker In Clark County Group Home Faces Abuse Charges

Signs An Elderly Driver Needs To Stop Driving

Discussing when it is time to stop driving with your elderly loved one can be a very difficult situation. Seniors want to retain their independence. However, allowing your elderly driver to continue operating a motor vehicle when his or her abilities are impaired is dangerous. An elderly driver who is having difficulty driving safely is a danger to himself or herself and all others on the road. When your loved one’s driving skills decline, it is important to step up and take action to prevent a tragic accident. If you are having doubts about your loved one’s ability to drive, the following signs may help you decide if it is time to have a delicate conversation about giving up the car keys. […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Signs An Elderly Driver Needs To Stop Driving

Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

Our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year that is safe and healthy. Below are some tips that we hope will be useful as you begin another year. Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injury Wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. Manage your stress level. Stress can cause you to lose sleep, change your eating habits, and cause physical illnesses (i.e. high blood pressure, headaches, heart problems, etc.).  Find ways to relieve stress and relax such as exercise, meditation, or a hobby. Get enough sleep. The average adult needs about eight hours of sleep each night. Practice good sleeping habits by avoiding caffeine and large meals right before bedtime. Keeping your bedroom quiet and dark can also promote restful and restorative sleep. Get regular check-ups and discuss various vaccinations, immunizations, screenings, and tests that can prevent illnesses. Prevent falls and other injuries. For information about preventing injuries and falls, visit the Injury Prevention & Control page of the CDC. Eat a balanced, healthy diet. You can get information about the recommended daily allowance of nutrients from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate website. Exercise several times each week. If you don’t like going to the gym, find a recreational activity such as riding a bicycle, walking, dancing, or playing a sport. Check smoke alarms at least twice a year to replace batteries ensure the alarms are in working order. Consider installing carbon monoxide detectors in addition to smoke alarms, especially in older homes. Keep prescription and over-the-counter medications in a secure location away from children and adults who may not understand the dangers and side effects of some medications. Practice safe driving habits (i.e. avoid impaired driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving). […]

By | January 6th, 2017|Bedsores, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

What Is Elder Financial Abuse?

Elder financial abuse is a crime under some state laws, but it can also be the subject of a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. The National Center on Elder Abuse defines Elder Financial or Material Exploitation as “the illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets.” Examples of elder financial abuse include: […]

By | January 4th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on What Is Elder Financial Abuse?

Avoid Nursing Home Abuse – Signs Of A Bad Nursing Home

Searching for a nursing home is a daunting task that no one enjoys. Placing your loved one in the hands of strangers is not an easy decision. Finding a nursing home that meets your needs and has a good reputation is important. You want your loved one in an environment where your loved one will receive exceptional care so he or she can thrive. One of the most common concerns when searching for a nursing home is elder and nursing home abuse. Being aware of the warning signs that indicate the facility you are considering may be a bad nursing home can help you avoid placing your loved one in the wrong facility. […]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Avoid Nursing Home Abuse – Signs Of A Bad Nursing Home

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