No, you should not have to pay extra to make sure your loved one’s needs are met in a Kentucky nursing home. However, you may need to supplement if you want your loved one to have care—such as beauty services and private duty nursing—that is above and beyond what is included in the nursing home admissions agreement.
Kentucky Nursing Home Care You Should Expect
Kentucky nursing homes should provide all necessary care for each resident. Necessary care includes:
- Personal care for things such as bathing, dressing, eating, and using the bathroom
- Skilled care for things such as monitoring medication, providing medical treatments, and providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy, as needed
- 24-hour emergency care
- Access to social or recreational activities, as provided by the nursing home
- Following the care plan that was developed in accordance with Kentucky law
The Kentucky nursing home must also make reasonable attempts to accommodate your loved one’s preferences or wishes. You should not have to pay more to get someone to do what the nursing home is responsible for doing.
What to Do If Your Loved One’s Needs Are Not Met
When a nursing home fails to provide necessary care for a resident, serious injuries can occur. Your loved one may suffer from:
- Medication errors, if the medication was not provided as prescribed
- Bedsores, if your loved one was not attended to frequently enough
- Dehydration or malnutrition, if your loved one’s eating and drinking was not appropriately monitored
- Another kind of serious injury
Our Kentucky Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys Are Here to Help
If your loved one was hurt because of a lack of nursing home care, we encourage you to contact our Kentucky nursing home neglect attorneys for a free consultation. The nursing home may try to tell you that they did everything they were supposed to do, but the truth may be that they were understaffed or negligent. Call us or contact us through this website any time—24/7/365—to schedule a free consultation about your loved one’s rights and possible recovery.