Identifying neglect and nursing home abuse in Kentucky is an important component to putting a stop to it. If you ever suspect someone you care about is being abused, report it to the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman and speak with a team of Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers.
Signs of Physical Abuse
- Unexplained injuries or bruises;
- Being over- or under-medicated;
- Broken eyeglasses;
- Signs of being restrained; and
- Nursing home or caregiver disallows you from seeing the resident by yourself.
Signs of Neglect
- Unexplained weight loss;
- Cracked or pale lips and mouth;
- Signs of malnutrition or dehydration;
- Unsanitary environment, or the elder is unbathed;
- Insufficient clothing for the weather or temperature conditions;
- Hazardous surroundings (faulty wiring, a lack of basic utilities, broken smoke detectors, etc.);
- Desertion or abandonment of residents.
Signs of Financial Abuse
- Strange or sudden changes in elder's finances (will, bank accounts, etc.);
- Items or money missing;
- Purchases that seem uncharacteristic.
There may be other signs of neglect and nursing home abuse in Kentucky. If you think you've witnessed evidence of nursing home abuse or neglect, report the abuse immediately and contact your Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers.
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.