If Your Loved One Is In A Nursing Home, Four Questions

Placing your loved one in a nursing home or assisted care facility is a difficult decision. Unfortunately, many families struggle with fears of nursing home abuse and neglect. Sadly, some residents will be the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. To spot neglect and abuse, you should visit your loved one on a regular basis and ask yourself the following four questions each time you visit your loved one. […]

By | April 26th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on If Your Loved One Is In A Nursing Home, Four Questions

Nursing Homes Cutting Costs By Hiring Undertrained Staff

Nursing homes provide long-term, 24/7 personal care for residents who are unable to live by themselves any longer. In many cases, staff members also provide limited medical attention. Because the care of your loved one is your top priority, you research nursing homes, conduct walk-throughs, and take your time in choosing the best nursing home for your loved one — in a perfect world. In some cases, family members must make quick decisions because of the circumstances and they worry about nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. If we did, nursing homes would be staffed by the best personnel in the industry, but this is not always the case either. […]

By | April 24th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Nursing Homes Cutting Costs By Hiring Undertrained Staff

Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys In Louisville and Lexington

There is absolutely no excuse for nursing home neglect. Residents have the right to expect compassionate, professional care from all nursing home employees, from nurses and doctors to aides and housekeeping services. Sadly, some residents do not receive even adequate care much less exceptional care in a nursing home. They are neglected by employees and even abused by staff members, visitors, or other residents. Nursing home neglect must stop! If you believe your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, the nursing home neglect attorneys at the Shelton Law Group can help you pursue a claim against the nursing home and all parties involved. […]

By | April 17th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys In Louisville and Lexington

Study May Lead To A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease In The Near Future

Alzheimer’s Disease is a terribly debilitating illness that is difficult for the person and especially difficult for the family. As the disease progresses, the person cannot recognize family members and the ability to perform daily tasks is severely hampered. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, but it is not a normal part of aging. It can also lead to nursing home abuse, which is a concern for many families. […]

By | March 24th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Study May Lead To A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease In The Near Future

Malnutrition in Nursing Homes and Assisted Care Facilities

The elderly have special nutritional needs as they age to ensure they remain in optimal health for their age and medical condition. Unfortunately, seniors often become weak and lose their appetite, which contributes to a loss of the vitamins and minerals necessary for our bodies to function at an optimal level. Therefore, without the proper nutrition, they may become malnourished and/or dehydrated and suffer major health issues that could lead to death. […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Malnutrition in Nursing Homes and Assisted Care Facilities

What You Should Do If You Are Concerned About Nursing Home Abuse In Kentucky

You visited your family member at the nursing home, and you are concerned. You believe you saw signs that indicate your loved one may have been abused and you are not sure what to do. Here are some steps to take if you suspect elder abuse or nursing home abuse or in Kentucky. Talk to Your Loved One Talk to your family member who is in the nursing home. It may be a difficult subject to discuss with your loved one; however, it is crucial you have the conversation. Even if he or she denies any issues, you can watch for signs that indicate your loved one may not be telling you the truth or your loved one is holding back information. If he or she acts nervous or does not want to discuss the nursing home or staff, this behavior may validate your concerns and indicate possible abuse. Make Unplanned Visits […]

By | January 30th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on What You Should Do If You Are Concerned About Nursing Home Abuse In Kentucky

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

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

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?

What Are Bedsores — Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Bedsores are painfully, and potentially dangerous, injuries that are often a sign of nursing home abuse. Learning how to spot bedsores is one way you can protect your loved one from nursing home abuse. Contacting our Louisville elder abuse attorney is another way you can protect a loved one when you suspect nursing home abuse. [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Are Bedsores — Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse