Should you be concerned about Louisville nursing home and skilled care abuse and neglect and resulting injuries and health issues? Did you know that Louisville is one of the largest, if not THE largest cluster of aging care such as nursing homes, home based health care, hospice and senior living services? This was recently noted by Forbes in an article regarding Louisville’s position as a leader in aging health care.
You may also not realize the staggering amount of Louisville nursing home and skilled care abuse and neglect as well as slip and fall injury cases which arise each year. The statistics nationally and here in Kentucky are sobering.
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other industry experts have estimated there are as many as 5 million cases of abuse and neglect in US nursing home and skilled nursing facilities across the country each year, though many go unreported. In the most recent study almost 20% of nursing homes across the US were cited for failing to meet the standard of care. The CDC recently updated their data to conclude there are more than 2 falls resulting in injury per bed per year in US nursing homes and skilled care facilities. Kentucky has more than 26,000 nursing home beds alone. Simple calculation shows the CDC statistics suggest there will be more than 50,000 falls resulting in injury in Kentucky nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities this year.
We should all be concerned about Louisville nursing home and skilled care abuse and neglect and resulting injuries and health issues. You should also know that you and your family can hold a nursing home or skilled nursing facility financially accountable for injuries your loved one suffers in a fall as well as abuse and neglect.
If you are concerned about treatment your loved one has received in a Louisville area nursing home or skilled nursing facility we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak personally with one of our skilled injury attorneys for a free consultation.