Nursing home and elder abuse in Louisville is unfortunately on the rise. Louisville is home to many skilled nursing homes some of which have been sued in the past for nursing home and elder abuse. When you entrust your loved ones to the care of a skilled nursing facility, the biggest fear is that nursing home does not treat your loved ones with the proper care and attention they deserve. It is even worse for any family when their loved one is intentionally abused and mistreated by staff or other residents of the facility.
There are many caution signs which may indicate that your loved ones are not receiving the proper care and attention needed. If there are signs of dehydration, or sudden and drastic changes in weight, the nursing home resident may not be getting the proper liquids and/or nutrition required. Other signs of nursing home and elder abuse in Louisville include skin conditions such are pressure sores or ulcers on their backs, buttocks, or limbs. These are signs that the bedridden nursing home residents are not being properly turned and repositioned or are simply being neglected.
Another tell-tale sign is if the residents have injuries which suggest they were dropped or had fallen. Injuries from a nursing home drop can include torn clothes and minor bruising to severe head injury and other serious injuries. These important signs can point to negligence of staff who have not properly implemented measures to prevent a fall.
Entrusting a nursing home with your loved ones is a very delicate issue. When you find evidence or have suspicion that your loved ones are being abused or neglected at a nursing home, it is imperative to seek immediate help. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free and confidential consultation.