Self-neglect is an important issue of elder care. Some elderly Americans are left to care for themselves long after they are physically and/or mentally capable of doing so, and, as a result, they are hurt.
Self-Neglect Should Not Be an Issue in a Kentucky Nursing Home
One of the reasons that you and your loved one likely decided on nursing home care is because you believed that your loved one was not reasonably able to care for herself at home and required care beyond what you, or another person, could provide in the home. Accordingly, your loved one moved into a skilled nursing home. The expectation was that your loved one’s basic needs, such as grooming, eating, and hydration, would be met, as would her medical needs. You believed that she would be safe and that she would live comfortably.
When that does not happen—when your loved one is malnourished, dirty, dehydrated, or fails to take her medication—then it is likely the nursing home that is failing to provide her with adequate care.
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.