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3 warning signs your parent may be a victim of nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem at senior care facilities in Kentucky. Elder abuse ranges from failure to properly care for residents to outright hitting or sexually assaulting them. It is concerning to think that your elderly parent may not be receiving the care he or she deserves, but how do you know if abuse is happening?

Is your elderly parent is a victim of medication errors?

Your elderly parent in a nursing home may be susceptible to medication errors. Misuse and overuse of medications are common in care centers for aging adults. According to an NPR report, nursing homes often prescribe antipsychotic drugs meant for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Improper or overmedication of these drugs can lead to severe complications - and even death.

Bedsores are preventable injuries

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.

How can I tell if a loved one experienced nursing home neglect?

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.

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