Recently, the United Health Foundation released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, and the news was not good for Kentucky seniors and those who love them. According to the report, Kentucky ranks 45th out of the 50 states when it comes to healthcare for seniors. It is important to understand why and to know what you can do to help protect your elderly loved one’s health.
Why Kentucky Ranked so Low on Senior Health
The report highlights some of the reasons why Kentucky ranked so low. According to the report:
- Kentucky ranked last in preventable hospitalizations for seniors.
- Kentucky ranked second to last in premature death rates for seniors.
- Kentucky ranked second to last in cognition and education of seniors.
Kentucky also ranked last in terms of overall health outcomes for seniors. Other factors were also relevant to Kentucky’s ranking and can be seen in the full report.
Call a Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer if Your Loved One Has Been Hurt
If your loved one has been injured by her doctor or while a patient at Norton’s, Jewish Hospital, Baptist Hospital, University Hospital, or another Kentucky hospital, then we encourage you to find out about your loved one’s rights and possible recovery. Medical malpractice should not be tolerated in our state, and seniors who are hurt by the negligent or deliberate actions of a doctor, nurse, or hospital should be able to recover damages.
For more information, we invite you to contact our experienced Louisville medical malpractice attorneys today at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 for a free consultation.