Pressure Ulcers: The Facts

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By | July 29th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on Pressure Ulcers: The Facts

Preventing Bed Sores

When someone is left laying in the same position for an extended period of time, perhaps a day or longer, then they are in danger of contracting bed sores (also known as pressure ulcers). This can also lead to infections, such as meningitis and cellulitis. When the body gets no movement, blood flow is prevented. [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on Preventing Bed Sores

When Nursing Home Abuse Occurs in Kentucky

Recently, a nursing home employee in Pike County, Kentucky pled guilty to abuse and neglect of a elderly patient. The worker came to work intoxicated and injured the arm of a nursing home patient. When we check a loved one into a nursing home, we expect them to receive a certain level of excellent care. [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on When Nursing Home Abuse Occurs in Kentucky

What To Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse in Kentucky

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 [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on What To Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse in Kentucky

Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Family members with someone in long-term care need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about decubitus ulcers -- the dreaded bedsores. Also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin wounds that result from prolonged pressure on the skin that's in contact with a bed or wheelchair. Bedsores are painful, take a long [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Bedsores, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Reporting of Elder Abuse

We have a responsibility to keep vulnerable elders safe from harm. In most states, the laws require elder care professionals who deal regularly with our elders, such as doctors and home health providers, to report suspected abuse or neglect. These professionals are referred to as “mandated reporters”. In addition, eight states have laws requiring, “any [...]

By | July 3rd, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on Reporting of Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases

One of the most heart-wrenching decisions that can be made for an elderly loved one is placing them in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It is a very common decision that millions of families must face each year. These families must consider placing a loved parent or grandparent in a facility in which [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases