Barely two months into 2019 and state lobbyists are pushing for two bills that could significantly harm nursing home residents. If they go through, these bills would effectively silence inspectors and employees from blowing the whistle on unsafe nursing home conditions and make it even more difficult for families to seek justice should their loved one suffer undue injury or death.
Over the past year, there has been an outpouring of support for those who have suffered from abuse, especially women. However, some of the most vulnerable members of society are those who reside in nursing facilities and are unable to speak out about abuse or neglect. Patients in long-term care facilities here in Kentucky and elsewhere are often victims of negligent or abusive staff.
The decision to seek qualified nursing care for a failing loved one is never taken lightly. When a nursing home is selected, it is assumed that the staff and administrators will ensure that their patients will receive the required care with dignity and respect. Sadly, too often, Kentucky families have discovered that their loved ones were victims of neglect or outright abuse.
The decision to seek a nursing home placement for a loved one is seldom taken lightly. The majority of these placements provide excellent quality care for the residents without any negative complications. Unfortunately, there are Kentucky residents whose loved ones have been a victim of nursing home neglect that may have led to serious adverse health problems.
Those who have made sacrifices to serve their country are entitled to the best care possible as they age. Unfortunately, it appears that in many federal nursing homes dedicated to caring for these veterans, residents are being subjected to nursing home neglect. Kentucky residents who are concerned about the care their loved ones are receiving can seek more information related to the care these facilities provide.
There is a lot of negative stigma behind putting a loved one in a nursing home. Some of it is well-earned since they are notoriously short-staffed and often do not give their staff the training they need. Other homes strive to provide quality care when family and friends simply can’t.