If you have been following our blog, you know that we don’t believe that people in nursing homes should be neglected or abused. In last week’s post, we discussed the elements of a nursing home neglect case. After reading that post, you probably noticed that there are some very specific considerations for people who are filing lawsuits for nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse in Kentucky. Ensuring that those all elements of a nursing home neglect or abuse case are presented properly can be difficult.
We know how difficult it is for you to learn that your loved one hasn’t been treated properly by the very people charged with his or her care. Whether your loved one was subjected to obvious mistreatment like physical abuse or less obvious mistreatment like malnutrition, it is important that you know that you can make a firm stand against those responsible.
No senior citizen should have to endure any form of elder abuse or neglect. Having to deal with the pain of bedsores, the humiliation of lack of proper hygiene aid or the horror of improper use of restraints can make a senior citizen’s final time on Earth traumatic. It can also mentally and emotionally scar the resident’s loved ones who have to live with knowing of these horrors.
Nursing home representatives might try to offer excuses for the problem. They might say they were short staffed or they might blame the workers. No matter what they say was the issue, you don’t have to stand for it. You can seek the compensation that can help to cover your loved one’s expenses.