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

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

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?

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?

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

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