When a Kentucky family makes the painful decision either to put a loved one in a nursing home or, at least, strongly suggest that the loved one make that decision, they do so trusting that the facility which they choose will do their utmost to take care of their new patient and make sure they are comfortable and well-provided for in what is often the last months or years of their life.
A previous post on this blog discussed the possible warning signs families can look for to determine whether their loved one is experiencing abuse or neglect at the hands of their nursing home.
As much as Kentucky families may try, it is often hard to avoid the possibility that they may choose a bad nursing home for their loved one to stay in. After all, nursing homes with a habit of neglecting their patients are unlikely to come out and admit it. Moreover, even good or okay nursing homes may have a few bad apple employees who harm their patients even behind the backs of their busy and often overworked bosses.