Nursing Home Abuse

A Surge in Elderly Schizophrenia Cases or Something More Sinister?

Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 2:37 pm    

There is a disturbing mental health trend emerging in elderly nursing home residents across the country. Since 2012, there has been a dramatic 70 percent rise in the number of diagnosed cases of schizophrenia in elderly nursing home residents. This


Risk of Financial Abuse Highest Among Dependent Adults

Posted on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 6:56 pm    

Financial abuse causes an estimated $36.5 billion in losses every year. Sadly, older adults are more vulnerable to this type of elder abuse, especially those living in nursing homes. That’s because seniors dependent on others for daily care and assistance …


Beware Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

Posted on Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at 6:55 pm    

Most people don’t think they need an attorney to enter a Kentucky nursing home facility. It’s only after signs of abuse appear that legal intervention is needed. Yet, it turns out you may need an attorney before your loved one …


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

Posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 3:44 pm    

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

We’re just now beginning to learn precisely how significantly the pandemic impacted nursing home residents. According to a recent …


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

Posted on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 2:02 pm    

Over 20,000 people live in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities on any given day in Kentucky. Most are older adults who require assistance and medical care that their families can no longer provide to them. Moving someone into a nursing …


Unvaccinated Staff Members Continue to Pose Safety Risks to Elderly Residents 

Posted on Sunday, August 8th, 2021 at 8:31 pm    

The COVID-19 vaccine was supposed to re-open previously closed doors and give people the ability to reconnect with loved ones and the rest of the world. Confidence was high that the worst was behind us, but is it? News sources


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

Posted on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at 1:31 pm    

Millions of Americans rely on nursing homes and long-term care facilities to provide compassionate medical and emotional care to their loved ones. Family members have increasingly turned to the internet to compare nursing homes, read reviews, and look at ratings …


Kentucky Heat Wave Could Impact Vulnerable Seniors

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 10:27 pm    

Across the country, it’s hot! From Canada down through the Northwest, temperatures are soaring, and records are being broken. California, Texas, and the South, while a little more used to the heat, are also struggling to keep cool as the …


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

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 9:33 pm    

Anyone who has been a front-line healthcare worker during the COVID-19 crisis knows that it can be tiring and thankless work with high risk and little in the way of reward. Take, for example, the case of certain nursing home


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Shines Light on Serious Problem Nationwide

Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2021 at 5:28 pm    

President Joe Biden proclaimed June 15, 2021, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.” President Biden called attention to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals in the United States in the proclamation. He called for the international community to …


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

Posted on Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 10:27 am    

Abuse and neglect top the concerns of family members when they place their loved ones in a nursing home. Unfortunately, for many families, putting a family member in a nursing home is the last resort. They have cared for their …


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

Posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at 10:30 pm    

The Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control investigated allegations of elder abuse at a northern Kentucky hospital and prosecuted four individuals connected to the crime. After completing the investigation, the Attorney General’s Office announced that former hospital employees pleaded …


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

Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at 8:20 pm    

Abuse of the elderly may take place in an institution such as a nursing home or a hospital, or it may take place in a personal residence. Abuse of the elderly may involve one or more of the following:

  • Physical

Nursing Home Chains and Big Business

Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 3:12 pm    

More people than ever are aware of the potential for nursing home abuse and a rapidly aging U.S. population in need of quality long-term care options. Yet, how do you know your money is going towards quality care for your …


Pandemic Exposes Neglect, Abuse, and Concerns Over Chemical Restraint 

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 10:09 pm    

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic and finally, vaccine rollouts across the country are giving elderly nursing home residents and their families new hope. The pandemic has kept family members separated for months at a time, many going long stretches …


Can You Trust the Ratings?

Posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 9:44 am    

The COVID-19 pandemic practically shut the world down. Even though no one was venturing out to visit prospective nursing home facilities, important decisions about medical care and elderly family member’s safety still had to be made. As they couldn’t tour …


New COVID-19 Variant Detected in Kentucky Nursing Home 

Posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 8:43 pm    

Although COVID-19 cases have been on the decline, the elderly are being vaccinated, and Governor Andy Beshear made an announcement that he is relaxing some COVID restrictions, the disease has yet to be eradicated. Case in point: a new COVID-19


Hollywood Speaks to an Underreported Form of Elder Abuse in Kentucky

Posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 12:31 pm    

Right now, more Kentucky residents are engaged with streaming television services than anything else. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a streaming service boom as people look to television to help them keep boredom at bay and take them out of


Nursing Home Abuse and the Rise of Tiktok and Social Media

Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 4:03 pm    

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the internet, Zoom calls, and social media have become vital tools for the elderly to stay in touch with their family and friends. Nursing home residents in Kentucky have been getting a crash course …


Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Statistics You Need to Know

Posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 4:57 pm    

Abuse and neglect in nursing homes are too common. The numbers of abuse and neglect cases are shocking. Even more shocking is the fact that nursing home abuse and neglect cases are grossly underreported.

Below are just some of the …

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