/Nursing Home Abuse
Oct 17, 2017

What Happens When You Report Nursing Home Abuse in Kentucky?

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Elder abuse and neglect is a crime, but it is one that too often goes unreported because it occurs in places hidden from public view. As much as they would love to be able to visit more often, the loved ones of nursing home residents are often away for days or weeks at a time, [...]

Oct 5, 2017

Opioid Pain Medication Theft in Kentucky Nursing Homes

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One of the hidden aspects of the opioid epidemic is drug diversion, and this crime is showing up in nursing homes in Kentucky and throughout the United States. Drug diversion is defined as the unlawful channeling of regulated pharmaceuticals from legal sources to the illicit marketplace, which includes transferring drugs to people they were not [...]

Aug 30, 2017

Kentucky Nursing Home Receive Government Fines for Serious Health and Safety Deficiencies

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If you have a loved one who is a resident in a Kentucky nursing home, or if you are considering which nursing home would be the best fit for your family, this post has some helpful information for you. ProPublica, which features journalism in the public interest, has published a tool which allows members of [...]

Jun 21, 2017

Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Kentucky nursing home when they ruled that nursing homes can require families of injured residents to pursue their claims through arbitration. In a 7-1 ruling, SCOTUS agreed that nursing homes may enforce the contracts that relatives sign that forces them to use arbitration to settle any disputes involving [...]

May 8, 2017

2016 Report Card on Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) compiles a yearly report card to monitor nursing home and elder abuse. Abuse of seniors includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. Seniors are vulnerable to abuse because of their decreased ability to hear, see, react, and respond due to their advanced years. Nursing home abuse [...]

Apr 19, 2017

Choosing the Right Kentucky Nursing Home for Your Loved One

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Although life expectancy in the US has dropped slightly for the first time in decades, in Kentucky, it varies between 70 and 78 years of age, depending on the county. With retirement age in Kentucky averaging 62 years, this means most will live for 12-18 years after they retire. This retirement time can be a [...]

Nov 30, 2016

Trials Delayed Again for Nursing Home Employees Accused of Criminal Elder Abuse

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The Kentucky Office of the Inspector General charged three employees of the Edmonson Center long-term care facility with various counts of abuse in 2014 following an inspection. Jerry Snyder, Kayla Kinser, and Kelly Duvall were all charged with varying counts of first-degree criminal abuse (adult), fourth-degree assault, knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult and second-degree wanton endangerment. [...]

Sep 27, 2016

Another Kentucky Nursing Home Under Investigation by the State

By |Sep 27, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Homes|0 Comments

Another senior living facility in Lexington, Kentucky is under investigation by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This particular case is a little different, however: there have been no allegations of physical abuse. Instead, the facility is being investigated because of its employees’ use of social media in regards to their residents. Lex18.com [...]

Aug 23, 2016

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse to Protect Your Loved One

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Placing an elderly parent in a nursing home can feel like giving up, but our aging loved ones can sometimes require a level of care that is just not possible at home. Entrusting your loved one to medical professionals at a long-term care facility can be difficult, but it’s important to remember that you can [...]

May 4, 2016

New Justice Program in Kentucky Will Help Prevent Elder Abuse

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A lawsuit has been filed in Minneapolis on behalf of a widow suffering from dementia, alleging that her three children defrauded her estate of $24 million. The allegations focus on one son, Troy Engels, who claims the allegations are false and the lawsuit is not in his mother’s best interest because her estate will be [...]