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How Often Do Cases of Assault and Battery Happen at Nursing Homes?

Published on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:47 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one enters a nursing home, they do so with the assumption they will be cared for and provided with the necessities they need to be comfortable, happy, and healthy. Unfortunately, there are times where that does not happen. While we often think of nursing home abuse happening between a staff member and a resident, there are instances where resident-to-resident abuse occurs. When this happens, it’s possible a case of assault and battery could arise.

Two Louisville Nursing Homes Named in Senate’s Report of Facilities with ‘Poor Care’

Published on Jun 11, 2019 at 2:39 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

On Monday, June 3, almost 400 nursing homes nationwide had their names released because of their poor safety records. The list of names was made public by U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (PA-R) and Bob Casey (PA-D). Six on the list are in Kentucky, and two are located right here in Louisville. The two Louisville nursing homes named were Klondike Center and Springhurst Health and Rehab.

The Recent History of Neglect/Abuse at Columbia’s Parkside Manor

Published on Mar 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.
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Having a discussion with a loved one about moving into a nursing home or an assisted living facility can be difficult.  Some people are more than willing to see the move as a new adventure, where they will encounter new friends and start a new phase of their life.  Some, though, tie living independently to their dignity and self-worth.  These conversations are challenging because we want to respect the person’s dignity and independence, while also balancing those considerations against the risks of our loved one living alone. 

These challenges grow when we hear news about abuse at an assisted living facility.  When a loved one moves into or is placed in a nursing home, the facility makes a promise to you and your loved one that it will provide care and protection for your loved one.  Unfortunately, these promises are too often broken.

Seven Charged in Neglect of Two Ohio Nursing Home Residents

Published on Feb 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Six employees and a contract worker at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center in Columbus have been indicted on a number of charges involving two neglected nursing home residents.

Two employees and the contract worker have been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter in relation to two patients in 2017. The other four employees were indicted on a total of 34 charges after one patient died as a result of neglect and another patient suffered physical harm.

In February 2017, a male patient is believed to have suffered serious neglect after wounds turned gangrenous. The patient was taken to a hospital but passed away from septic shock in early March, when the infection led to dangerously low blood pressure.

Kentucky Nursing Home Lobbyists Write Two Restricting Bills

Published on Feb 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Lobbyists from Kentucky’s nursing home industry have helped compose two bills with the goal of placing restrictions on inspections of nursing homes and on personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against facility owners.

The first bill, House Bill 210, would require Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services inspectors to let nursing home management attend interviews with employees. The inspectors will also be barred from revealing information about what they witnessed during the inspection to anyone outside the Cabinet. This was filed by House Majority Leader John Carney and written by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.