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

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

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

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

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

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