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

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?

New Ruling Favors Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Anyone who has a loved one in a Kentucky nursing home worries about neglect and abuse. It is an extremely difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home; however, it often becomes necessary when the loved one needs skilled care or constant care that the family is unable to provide. Regardless of the reason why a family decides a love done needs skilled care, every family wants to know that their loved one is being given the best care available by skilled, compassionate, and experienced professionals. […]

By | January 18th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on New Ruling Favors Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Tips For Choosing A Kentucky Nursing Home

The last thing that most families want to do is place their loved one in a nursing home. However, some family members need medical or personal care that that family cannot provide. A nursing home is the best place for their loved one to receive the care he or she needs. Unfortunately, choosing the right nursing home can be difficult. Most families worry about nursing home abuse, so they agonize over the decision where to place their loved one for long-term care. Below are some suggestions and tips for choosing a nursing home from our Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys. […]

By | December 30th, 2016|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Tips For Choosing A Kentucky Nursing Home

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?

Does Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Have An Adequate Staff?

When we mention nursing home abuse, most people immediately think about patients being subjected to physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse. However, actual “abuse” is not the only harm some nursing home residents suffer.  Neglect can be just as harmful as abuse. Neglect can be intentional in nursing homes. Nursing home workers understand they need to perform certain tasks for patients such as bathing them, ensuring they eat, rolling them over in bed or sitting them up, changing their clothes, and checking on them several times each day. However, the workers choose not to perform these tasks. It is not that they don’t have time to do them or they don’t know how to take care of the residents, they simply choose not to do their job. […]

By | December 21st, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Does Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Have An Adequate Staff?

Watching For Nursing Home Abuse During The Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time for friends and families to get together to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. However, for nursing home residents, the holidays can be a very lonely time. With families trying to get everything done before Christmas arrives, visits may become less frequent. Unfortunately, when visits are less frequent, nursing home abuse can go unnoticed, and abusers know this to be true. […]

By | December 12th, 2016|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Watching For Nursing Home Abuse During The Holidays

Elder Abuse in Kentucky

It is estimated that one in ten Americans over the age of 60 are victims of elder abuse each year. Elder abuse is a difficult subject; however, it is a subject that must be addressed. Thousands of senior citizens are being abused or neglected each day in this country. It is everyone’s responsibility to take acts to prevent abuse when possible. Common Types of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can take many forms. Some of the most common forms of abuse include: […]

By | September 26th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Elder Abuse in Kentucky