Nursing Home Abuse Resources
Online Resources for Nursing Home Abuse Victims
There are numerous online resources for nursing home abuse victims and their families. If you need help identifying the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse, these websites can provide guidance, and give you the confidence to protect yourself or your loved one from improper or harmful nursing home care. For more information about pursuing legal action in your case, please contact O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC in Lexington to schedule a free initial consultation.
What is Elder Abuse? – This site from the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse provides definitions of different types of elder abuse, along with signs and risk factors.
Abuse in Nursing Homes and other Long Term Care Facilities – Here are statistics and data for how often elder abuse occurs in community settings, nursing homes, and other types of long term care facilities.
Kentucky Helplines, Hotlines, and Referral Sources – The National Center on Elder Abuse provides phone numbers, state government agency websites, and state laws for reporting and regulating elder and nursing home abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse News – Nursing Home Abuse News provides information about nursing home abuse and steps you can take to protect a loved one from abuse or neglect.
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions – The American Psychological Association covers the facts about elder abuse, including signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and steps to take if abuse occurs.
Services Available to Stop Abuse – Here, the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse provides resources for stopping abuse, including counseling, legal services, and case management.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care – The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care works toward nursing home reform through education, programs, promotion of best care practices, and more.
National Institute on Aging – This agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promotes healthy aging by supporting and conducting research and public education on aging issues.
Administration on Aging – This agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information to senior citizens and their families on age-related issues.
American Geriatrics Society – The American Geriatrics Society is a professional organization of healthcare providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older people, and changing the way Americans receive care by shaping attitudes, policies, and practices regarding geriatric health care.
American Association of Retired Persons – The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the American aging experience.