May 2012

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Does the government provide any guidance on how to find a reliable Kentucky nursing home so my loved on won’t be subject to abuse in Louisville?

In order to find a safe and reliable Kentucky nursing home, you should do your research so that your loved one does not become the victim of nursing home abuse in Louisville. There are plenty of resources available to you to help identify and avoid…

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How often should nursing staff check in on a patient in Louisville, Kentucky?

By law, federally funded nursing homes must follow daily care requirements for their residents. If you suspect a care facility is neglecting your loved one and is not meeting the minimum regulations, get in touch with a Louisville, Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney who can go…

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10 Essential Rights of Nursing Home Residents in Louisville, Kentucky

Nursing home residents are protected by Federal and Kentucky statutes when they enter into a care facility. It’s important to be aware of your rights, or the rights of an elderly loved one, to prevent nursing home negligence. A nursing home neglect attorney can help…

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Kentucky Participates in $90 Million Lawsuit Against Healthpoint

May 25, 2012 – According to The Lane Report, Kentucky will take part in a $90 million civil lawsuit in the United States District Court against Healthpoint, Ltd. Healthpoint allegedly sold Xenaderm, considered to be a “less than effective” drug, to nursing homes to treat…

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Kentucky Medication Error: Steps for Prevention

According to Pharmacy Practice News, a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) reveals some shocking numbers: nearly 80% of serious medical errors that occur in intensive care units or ICUs are medication errors. These errors can cause serious…

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531 Deficiencies Found in Kentucky Nursing Homes

According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky nursing homes had 531 deficiencies in the first quarter of 2012. A nonprofit agency called the Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform has released this information to the public.  Analysis of Deficiencies  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report…

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