Nursing home neglect comes in many forms -- just ask a Louisville nursing home neglect lawyer. When evaluating a nursing home in the Louisville area, a serious consideration should be whether the facility has an efficient evacuation plan practiced and in place. This is of particular importance in Kentucky, which is ranked as one of the top 10 disaster-prone states in the nation.
4 Need-to-Know Questions
To ensure your loved one is in a secure facility that is ready for a tornado, flooding, or other emergency evacuation scenario, you need to find out:
- if there is a detailed evacuation plan accessible and on file;
- if all employees are trained in emergency procedures;
- how often the procedures are reviewed with the facility’s staff; and
- how often unannounced staff drills are carried out to practice these procedures.
You may want to ask more specific questions regarding your loved one’s needs, such as how he or she will be identified in the event of an evacuation, how his or her medications will be given, where the residents will stay if evacuated, and other similar issues.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.