You are stunned when your worst fears are confirmed. Your loved one did not die of old age or an underlying medical condition. Instead, her death was the direct result of the abuse or neglect that she experienced in a Kentucky nursing home. You will, of course, do everything that you would’ve done, regardless of how your loved one died. You will have a beautiful funeral or memorial service, you will follow the mourning rituals of your traditions, if appropriate, and you will welcome the love and support of your friends and family.
There May Be Even More You Can Do
As you grieve, you may be able to take steps to protect others and honor your loved one. For example, you may be able to use funds to set up scholarships or programs that allow for more:
- Training. Better training for staff members may help prevent abuse and neglect.
- Staff. Additional staff members may help prevent abuse and neglect.
- Oversight. Better oversight may provide a deterrent to abuse and neglect and encourage early detection of problems.
- Support for victims. Victims of nursing home abuse or neglect may need emotional and/or financial support.
You may structure these things to occur in the specific nursing home where your loved one resided or more broadly in various nursing homes in your area.
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.