You want to assume the best. You want to trust that your loved one is getting the appropriate care that she deserves in a Kentucky nursing home. However, it is important to be educated about the risks some nursing home residents face and to know what to do if your loved one has been injured or killed by nursing home negligence or abuse in Kentucky.
Four Scary Facts About Nursing Home Life
A recent ElderBranch study that looked at nursing home deficiencies found that:
- On average, Kentucky nursing homes have about five deficiencies reported per nursing home per year.
- The most common nursing home deficiency reported around the country is quality of care. Seventeen percent of reported deficiencies fall under this category.
- On average, it takes Kentucky nursing homes between 20 and 30 days to fix reported deficiencies.
- Mistreatment was among the top ten deficiencies reported and made up about four percent of reported deficiencies in nursing homes around the country.
Kentucky fell in the middle of the pack of the 50 states in the ElderBranch assessment.
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.