Concerns grow over neglect complaints at for-profit homes

On Behalf of | Apr 10, 2019 | Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Seeking the best care for an ailing loved one is never an easy undertaking. In spite of the effort put into researching the qualifications of a nursing home, there is always the worry that a loved one could suffer harm from neglect. Kentucky residents who are seeking a suitable placement for their loved ones understandably have many concerns over the care their loved one will receive.

Recently, two sisters shared their concerns over the care their brother is receiving at a local nursing home. They stated that they complained repeatedly to senior staff over the purported neglect that their 34-year-old brother was subjected to by staff. The man, who served two tours of duty overseas, returned to his home only to become a victim of a pedestrian accident that left him incapacitated with a traumatic brain injury. The women reported that they have found him lying in urine-soaked sheets on more than one occasion. They have also found him in just an adult undergarment in spite of the fact that he has clothing available.

This is not the first complaint concerning this facility, which is owned by a for-profit chain. The company bought out several locations throughout Missouri. According to state inspection records, this particular facility has received an estimated 23 violations, which exceeds the national average by nearly three times. Many of the violations involved understaffing, negligent care and lack of inadequate pain medication. 

An administrator at the home disputed the claims of negligent care and stated that improvements were ongoing. An attorney stated that for-profit nursing homes appear to have a higher percentage of violations. Kentucky residents, who suspect that their loved ones may have suffered greater harm due to neglect or abuse, may seek the assistance of an experienced attorney who can assist them in filing complaints with the proper authorities and in recovering the monetary damages they may have sustained.