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

Lack Of Oral Care In Nursing Homes

There are many types of neglect and abuse in Kentucky nursing homes. Many things that you may not even think of as being abusive can have serious negative consequences for elderly patients. One issue that families of nursing home patients should be aware of is the lack of proper oral care in some nursing homes and assisted care facilities. […]

By | March 15th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Lack Of Oral Care In Nursing Homes

Protect Your Loved One From Social Media Abuse

When you think about nursing home abuse, you probably think about physical, verbal, or emotional abuse.  While these are common forms of nursing home abuse, they are not the only types of nursing home abuse. Patients at nursing homes can also suffer financial abuse and sexual abuse. Staff members, doctors, visitors, and even other patients can be guilty of abusing a patient. […]

By | February 10th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Protect Your Loved One From Social Media Abuse

Can An Attorney Help With A Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Claim?

Nursing home abuse is more prevalent than many people may realize and it is a fear that almost every family faces when they decide to place a loved one in a Kentucky nursing home or assisted care facility. It is estimated that 10 percent of elders in America are victims of abuse. Elder abuse includes physical, mental, sexual, emotional, verbal, and financial abuse. Elder abuse takes place in private homes, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted care facilities. Abuse can occur in any location, and anyone can be an abuser. Unfortunately, elder abuse and nursing home abuse may be greatly under-reported because many elderly citizens are unable to or afraid to report abuse. Therefore, many incidents of elder abuse go unpunished each year. You can help by watching for the symptoms of elder abuse. Symptoms of abuse include: […]

By | January 27th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Can An Attorney Help With A Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Claim?

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

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

Who Can I Sue For Nursing Home Abuse?

Deciding to place your loved one in a nursing home is a difficult process. Usually, families choose a nursing home after months or years of trying to care for a loved one at home. Many patients in nursing homes need continuous personal care and/or medical care that is beyond the capabilities of the family. When you choose a nursing home, you place your trust in the owner of the nursing home, doctors, nurses, and staff. Unfortunately, there are instances when that trust is broken. If your loved one is the victim of neglect or abuse, our Louisville nursing home abuse can help you seek justice for your family member. […]

By | November 25th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Who Can I Sue For Nursing Home Abuse?