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Restraints May Actually Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

The use of restraints in nursing homes is not as common as it was even a decade ago as the use of restraints in nursing homes and extended care facilities has been limited under Kentucky and federal law.  Restraints may actually be a sign of nursing home abuse and it is important to remain vigilant … Continued

The Risk of Sepsis in a Kentucky Nursing Home

A major network news organization has been reporting on the risk of sepsis in a Kentucky nursing home and extended care facilities across the nation.  Recently, a private healthcare data analysis firm, Definitive Healthcare, conducted a complex analysis of data associated with the number of nursing home patients across the US who were transferred to … Continued

What Constitutes Elder Abuse or Neglect in Kentucky?

What constitutes elder abuse or neglect in Kentucky when a loved one is in the care of a nursing home or assisted care facility?  Kentucky law and federal statutes require these healthcare providers and facilities to maintain a high standard of care for our seniors.  Unfortunately, it is quite common for nursing homes and retirement … Continued

Facial Injuries from a Nursing Home Fall

Has a loved one suffered facial injuries from a nursing home fall?  Kentucky nursing homes are required to meet a high standard of safety and care for their patients.  Many nursing home falls resulting in serious injury occur due to the failure of the medical staff to ensure the safety rails of a bed are … Continued

Are Kentucky Nursing Homes Liable for Patient Injuries In a Fall

Are Kentucky nursing homes liable for patient injuries in a fall at their facility?  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans.  The State of Kentucky recognizes the importance of protecting nursing home patients.  Our laws place a legal “duty” on … Continued

Nursing Home Prescriptions May Result in Injury or Harm for Dementia Patients

A recent study by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) cautions nursing home prescriptions may result in injury or harm for dementia patients and extended care patients in general.  The study showed drug therapy, and the use of anti-psychotics in particular, are recommended only in cases where the “potential benefits outweigh the adverse side effects” of … Continued

Nursing Home Staffing Issues Lead to Neglect and Injuries

Recent findings in a study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lead to a troubling conclusion: US nursing homes are overstating their staffing.  The fact is nursing home staffing issues lead to neglect and injuries for patients in those nursing homes. CMS provided a five star rating system for nursing homes which … Continued

Was Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Injury or Fatality Caused by Neglect?

Was your loved one’s nursing home injury or fatality caused by neglect?  What factors led to the nursing home fall which resulted in injury or a wrongful death?  Did the patient have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other special needs which required special care, attention or supervision? The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have well … Continued

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