The Older Americans Act (OAA) was passed by Congress in 1965 to provide better and more effective community social services for older adults. Protecting the rights of senior citizens is vital, especially those who may be at risk of injury from nursing home abuse in Kentucky.

Overview of the OAA

The OAA provides the following: 
  • grants for social services and community planning;
  • community service employment for low-income older adults;
  • research and training in the field of aging adults;
  • development and research projects for the elderly; and
  • activities designed to protect the rights of vulnerable elders.  


Many elderly individuals are able to receive a variety of services that are provided under the OAA. This includes nutritional and social services.

Protecting the rights of our elderly is something we all must do. When a loved one is entrusted to the care of a nursing home or caregiver and that trust is violated, resulting in injuries to your loved one, you may be entitled to file a claim.

Consulting with a Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer should be your next step if you believe your loved one has suffered emotional or physical injuries because of neglect or nursing home abuse in Kentucky.

A Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer will look over the facts of your case if you have a loved one who has suffered injuries because of neglect or abuse in a nursing home. In addition, an attorney will provide you with a list of options that will help to protect your loved one's legal rights.

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.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law