Delayed inspections leading to increased nursing home abuse and neglect of elderly residents
LOUISVILLE, KY, February 08, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — U.S. nursing home inspection data released by ProPublica reveals that Kentucky nursing homes are ranked as the worst in the U.S. for overdue inspections, meaning these facilities haven’t undergone a standard inspection in two or more years. 79% of all Kentucky nursing homes are overdue for inspections.
According to the data, out of the 273 nursing homes in the state, a concerning 180 Kentucky nursing homes exhibit infection-related deficiencies, and 75 Kentucky nursing homes have serious deficiencies, which are those that caused immediate jeopardy to the nursing home residents health or safety.
This data emphasizes the urgent need for family members to be aware of the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect in order to protect the health and safety of loved ones in a Kentucky nursing home facility as well as the need for intervention to safeguard the well-being and dignity of nursing home residents. Unfortunately, the assurance of quality care for elderly residents of nursing homes is far from guaranteed, with ongoing neglect and abuse casting a shadow over long-term care facilities.
It is vital that abused/neglected nursing home residents and their families understand their legal rights for the recovery of damages against abusive nursing home facilities and caregivers to hold them liable. Recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect involves vigilantly observing physical indicators such as broken bones, bed sores, malnutrition and bruises. Victims may also display symptoms such as dehydration, exposure to unsanitary living conditions, heightened fear and anxiety, or encounters with instances of fraudulent and abnormal financial transactions.
“The well-being of our elderly residents is of utmost importance,” said Lee Coleman, Attorney and Founding Partner of Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. “In light of the alarming data on nursing home rankings in Kentucky, there arises an urgent call for immediate and decisive action to defend the safety and preserve the dignity of every resident within these facilities. Our Hughes & Coleman nursing home legal team is ready to fight for families in Kentucky impacted by nursing home neglect and abuse.”
In the event of suspicion regarding nursing home abuse or injury, prompt action is crucial, and Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers stands ready to provide legal assistance for the justice abused victims deserve. Engaging the services of an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer dedicated to lifelong advocacy for victim abuse enables families to focus on the well-being of their loved one while getting the legal justice and compensation that is deserved.
There is clear concern with abuse and neglect among Kentucky nursing home facilities as documented in “Two Louisville, KY, Nursing Homes Shutdown Due To Neglect of Patients” It’s crucial to maintain detailed records of all signs of neglect and abuse your loved one may have endured in a nursing home. For comprehensive guidance on proper documentation, see “How To Document Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse in Louisville, KY.”
The Hughes & Coleman team of Louisville nursing home abuse lawyers can help when a loved one has experienced abuse or injury in a nursing home. Call 800-800-4600 for a free consultation.
About Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers:
Hughes & Coleman was founded in 1985 and has recovered over a billion dollars for our clients in Kentucky and Tennessee injured from auto accidents, big truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, defective medical products, nursing home abuse, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death. Hughes & Coleman operates 10 offices in Kentucky and Tennessee.
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