Elder Justice Act: Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Prevention
Over the next 4 years, the Elder Justice Act will help establish the Elder Justice Coordinating Council. This council will make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on federal, state and local levels for any type of agencies involving elder abuse or neglect issues.
The act will also establish a 27-member federal advisory board that will submit reports and strategic plans for implementing change in the field of elder justice.
Another goal of the act is to provide funding for the Adult Protective Services program, which will provide grants for testing that detects the presence of elder abuse and helps to establish Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Forensic Centers.
Enhancing training and recruitment for nursing facilities is also included in the act's budget. This training focuses on abuse and neglect and how to care properly for each and every patient. A nationwide program for background checks of all employees with direct access to patients is also in place for protection.
A Louisville nursing home attorney can discuss this legislation extensively and help you take action if your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse.
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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.