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Kentucky Nursing Home Residents Deserve More Than a New Inspector General

Key Points of This Article: Kentucky’s Governor has placed an executive from a low-rated nursing home chain, Signature HealthCARE, to oversee nursing home inspections on behalf of federal agencies. More than half of Kentucky’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities are rated as “much below average” or “below average” by the U.S. Centers for Medicare [...]

By |2020-03-26T16:58:20+00:00March 27th, 2020|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Understaffing Adds to Coronavirus Risk for Kentucky’s Long-Term Care Residents

Key Points of This Article: There are nearly 24,000 residents in nursing home facilities across the Bluegrass state, dependent on their daily care needs to be met by others. Infection control has been a problem at nursing homes across Kentucky, making residents vulnerable to serious harm as coronavirus spreads. As of Tuesday, March 10, [...]

By |2020-04-01T16:34:01+00:00March 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful for Kentucky’s Nursing Home Residents

Key Points of This Article Nursing home administrators and staff members must provide appropriate care to their patients. Yet, estimates show there are more than two million cases of elder abuse each year in the United States. During the holidays, Kentucky’s nursing homes struggle to have the appropriate amount of staff to care for residents, [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:27:54+00:00December 11th, 2019|Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Kentucky Nursing Homes Have a Bedsore Problem

Synopsis Kentucky’s nursing home residents are being left ignored, suffering, and injured at the hands of neglectful administrators who run understaffed facilities. Nearly half of all Kentucky nursing homes carry less than average care scores, under the regulation of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. As the state continues to struggle with caregiving shortages, [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:12:49+00:00September 6th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Six Kentucky Nursing Homes Named for Widespread, Chronic Resident Care Issues

Synopsis More than 400 nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are currently designated as “Special Focus Facilities” by the government and at serious risk of being cut off from Medicare and Medicaid if they fail to make improvements that impact the health and safety of vulnerable residents. An alarming report released by lawmakers concerning the [...]

By |2019-07-30T12:34:35+00:00July 12th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Kentucky Among Worst Nursing Home Ratings in the Country

Synopsis There are nearly 24,000 residents in certified nursing facilities across Kentucky, 12,500 who rely on U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranked “below average” homes. The elderly is too often left ignored and suffering at the hands of abusive staff and neglectful facilities as the state continues to struggle with caregiving shortages and [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:46:38+00:00May 14th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse, Tips|0 Comments

A Look Back on Some of Our Top Blogs of 2018

Top Personal Injury Advice and Accident Prevention Tips of 2018 Our team has been busy welcoming in the New Year! But not before we had the chance to reflect back on what our blog readers and friends via our social communities had to say about the most helpful information and tips we have been sharing [...]

8 Nursing Home Rights Residents Should Be Aware Of

Nursing Home Residents' Rights Awareness Month The month of October serves as a platform to raise awareness for the legal rights and protections against the abuse and neglect of nursing home residents across the country, including those who live right here in Kentucky. It’s an important time as nursing home laws designed to protect and support [...]

By |2018-10-19T13:42:30+00:00October 17th, 2018|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Two Common Lies Told By Nursing Home Staff

Two Nursing Home Falsities Debunked Kentucky is ranked 50th (neighboring Indiana is listed dead last) for not adequately providing the kind of help that can make the difference between “maintaining a high quality of life at home and having to move to a nursing home.” For the thousands of Kentucky families considering placing a loved one in a nursing [...]

By |2018-04-17T12:01:40+00:00April 5th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Kentucky’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Looks to Improve Kentucky’s Poor Track Record

Long-Term Care Residents Are Abused and Neglected Every Day When someone has recovered well enough to leave the hospital but needs to enter an area nursing home for physical therapy and further rehabilitation, they (or their family member) should be prepared about what to fully expect and know what to do if rights have been [...]

By |2018-03-19T19:09:06+00:00March 6th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments