Risk of Financial Abuse Highest Among Dependent Adults

Financial abuse causes an estimated $36.5 billion in losses every year. Sadly, older adults are more vulnerable to this type of…

Beware Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

Most people don’t think they need an attorney to enter a Kentucky nursing home facility. It’s only after signs of…

Recent HHS Data Show a 32% Increase in Deaths Among Nursing Home Residents

Certain members of the population were more vulnerable than others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing home residents were particularly at…

How a Single Document Can Take Away a Nursing Home Resident’s Rights

Over 20,000 people live in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities on any given day in Kentucky. Most are older adults…

Unvaccinated Staff Members Continue to Pose Safety Risks to Elderly Residents 

The COVID-19 vaccine was supposed to re-open previously closed doors and give people the ability to reconnect with loved ones…

Medicare’s Nursing Home Rating System Needs an Overhaul. Are Lawsuits the Way?

Millions of Americans rely on nursing homes and long-term care facilities to provide compassionate medical and emotional care to their…

Kentucky Heat Wave Could Impact Vulnerable Seniors

Across the country, it’s hot! From Canada down through the Northwest, temperatures are soaring, and records are being broken. California,…

Risky Work for Low Pay: How Staffing Inadequacies Impact Nursing Home Care in Kentucky

Anyone who has been a front-line healthcare worker during the COVID-19 crisis knows that it can be tiring and thankless…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Shines Light on Serious Problem Nationwide

President Joe Biden proclaimed June 15, 2021, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.” President Biden called attention to the abuse,…

Dozens of Kentucky Nursing Homes Suffer From Serious Deficiencies, Study Finds

Abuse and neglect top the concerns of family members when they place their loved ones in a nursing home. Unfortunately,…

Former Nurses Sentenced for Abusing an Elderly Patient at a Hospital in Kentucky

The Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control investigated allegations of elder abuse at a northern Kentucky hospital and prosecuted four individuals…

Elder Abuse Can Occur Anywhere – If You Suspect Abuse Is Occurring, Report It

Abuse of the elderly may take place in an institution such as a nursing home or a hospital, or it…

Nursing Home Chains and Big Business

More people than ever are aware of the potential for nursing home abuse and a rapidly aging U.S. population in…

Pandemic Exposes Neglect, Abuse, and Concerns Over Chemical Restraint 

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic and finally, vaccine rollouts across the country are giving elderly nursing home residents and…

Can You Trust the Ratings?

The COVID-19 pandemic practically shut the world down. Even though no one was venturing out to visit prospective nursing home…

New COVID-19 Variant Detected in Kentucky Nursing Home 

Although COVID-19 cases have been on the decline, the elderly are being vaccinated, and Governor Andy Beshear made an announcement that he…

Hollywood Speaks to an Underreported Form of Elder Abuse in Kentucky

Right now, more Kentucky residents are engaged with streaming television services than anything else. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a streaming…

Nursing Home Abuse and the Rise of Tiktok and Social Media

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the internet, Zoom calls, and social media have become vital tools for the elderly…

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Statistics You Need to Know

Abuse and neglect in nursing homes are too common. The numbers of abuse and neglect cases are shocking. Even more…

How to Spot Elder Neglect in a Nursing Home

Sadly, nursing home abuse and elder neglect often go unnoticed. Thousands of residents who cannot speak for themselves or are…

Elder Neglect – A Common Cause of Injury and Death In Kentucky Nursing Homes

Elder neglect occurs when the person responsible for a patient’s well-being withholds proper care. It has been a common problem…

The Nursing Home Stimulus Check Scam 

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the nation, especially the elderly. In addition to having to worry…

Financial Abuse and the COVID-19 Scam 

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, elderly residents living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities have been living in fear….

Nurse at Kentucky Nursing Home Enters Alford Plea After Allegations of Abuse

A licensed practical nurse at a Madisonville nursing home, was indicted for slapping a resident and pinching their arm. The Department…

Nurse Convicted of Nursing Home Abuse in Madisonville, Kentucky

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nursing home abuse has been recognized as a significant problem in the…

Kentucky Nursing Home Neglect Spikes During Coronavirus Pandemic

As we near the end of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on nursing home residents…

Kentucky Nursing Homes Lack the Oversight They Need

When a loved one is in a nursing home, we want to know that the caregivers at the facility are…

Former Nursing Home Employees Charged With Sexual Abuse

Earlier this year, two former Alabama nursing home employees were charged with sexually abusing at least five elderly victims. The…

Pandemic May Be Linked to a Decline in Nursing Home Abuse Claims in Kentucky

The global COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, but most especially the elderly and at-risk populations. The virus is still…

Judge sends elder abuse case to grand jury

Two people in Mobile County face six counts of elder abuse in a group home where officials said six elderly…