Nursing Home Abuse

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 …

How to Spot Elder Neglect in a Nursing Home

Posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 4:59 pm    

Sadly, nursing home abuse and elder neglect often go unnoticed. Thousands of residents who cannot speak for themselves or are too afraid to speak up suffer neglect and abuse at the hands of those entrusted with their care. Unfortunately, it …

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

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 7:03 pm    

Elder neglect occurs when the person responsible for a patient’s well-being withholds proper care. It has been a common problem in nursing homes throughout the United States. Older adults depend on the nurses to administer medication, assist them in going …

The Nursing Home Stimulus Check Scam 

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 7:22 am    

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the nation, especially the elderly. In addition to having to worry about their health, many nursing home residents are worrying about how they’ll continue to pay the bills. The federal government …

Financial Abuse and the COVID-19 Scam 

Posted on Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at 2:46 pm    

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, elderly residents living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities have been living in fear. They fear for their lives as they watch the pandemic sweeping across the nation and through the halls of their …

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

Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 9:39 pm    

A licensed practical nurse at a Madisonville nursing home, was indicted for slapping a resident and pinching their arm. The Department for Community Based Services, Adult Protective Services and the Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse of the Kentucky

Nurse Convicted of Nursing Home Abuse in Madisonville, Kentucky

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 4:23 pm    

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nursing home abuse has been recognized as a significant problem in the United States since the 1970s, and unfortunately, the state of Kentucky is not immune. Throughout the 2015 fiscal year …

Kentucky Nursing Home Neglect Spikes During Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 11:32 am    

As we near the end of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on nursing home residents in Kentucky and across the country.

In recent months, Kentucky nursing homes have seen a high death toll related to …

Kentucky Nursing Homes Lack the Oversight They Need

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 2:22 pm    

When a loved one is in a nursing home, we want to know that the caregivers at the facility are well-trained, prepared, and care about their work and the residents. When we worry about our family member, we might take …

Former Nursing Home Employees Charged With Sexual Abuse

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at 3:40 pm    

Earlier this year, two former Alabama nursing home employees were charged with sexually abusing at least five elderly victims. The charges ranged from first-degree sexual abuse, elder abuse, second-degree voyeurism, public lewdness, harassment, and indecent exposure.

While specific details of …

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

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2020 at 11:49 am    

The global COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, but most especially the elderly and at-risk populations. The virus is still raging through much of the United States, including areas of Kentucky, and measures are being taken to protect vulnerable nursing …

Judge sends elder abuse case to grand jury

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 1:14 pm    

Two people in Mobile County face six counts of elder abuse in a group home where officials said six elderly men were found in “deplorable” conditions in May 2020.

Police were called to the home after reports that a man …

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