What are the laws in regard to nursing home abuse in Kentucky?

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Although there are nursing home laws in place to help protect your loved one from abuse, some believe they aren’t tough enough. Unfortunately, too many residents end up becoming victims, with some suffering serious injuries. 

If you believe this is the case for someone you love, contact a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your case. One law passed in 1987 was the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, otherwise known as the Nursing Home Reform Act. Under this act guidelines were put in place pertaining to the quality of care residents receive.

Those nursing homes that are funded by Medicaid and Medicare must provide quality services and care that meet every need of the resident. There are regulations that these nursing homes are required to meet in order to continue receiving funding. 

In addition, some states have enforced their own laws (such as background checks on staff workers) concerning the care in nursing homes. Despite all these efforts, however, the quality of care being received is not nearly what it should be in a large majority of the nursing homes across this nation.

This is why it’s important that family members remain vigilant about the care their loved one is receiving by:  

  • checking in on the resident;
  • discussing their care; and
  • carefully observing their surroundings. 

If you have found that your family member has been the victim of abuse at the hands of a nursing home caregiver, you may have the right to seek legal action. 

To learn what options may be available and if you have a valid claim worth pursuing, contact a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.

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.