May 3, 2011 - Hickman County, Kentucky - According to a report from Kentucky.com, a lack of oral care in a Kentucky nursing home led to a life-threatening infection in a resident.
A Hickman County nursing home, Arbor Place of Clinton, was given what is known as a Type A citation for a potentially life-threatening gum infection that a resident contracted because of corroded dentures. This type of citation is given only in cases where there is a risk of death or injury to a resident.
Apparently no one on staff realized the resident wore dentures, even though a guardian of the resident says they were told so. The dentures had not been removed for 6 months.
This latest citation comes on the heels of a number of other citations in the past. Since Arbor Place of Clinton lost federal funding last week, they are temporarily shutting the doors. Residents from the facility are being transferred to a new one.
This is yet another example of nursing home neglect, as oral care is a significant area that is often neglected by staff. This can be very dangerous as oral health can impact other areas of health, especially in elders who may already be dealing with medical problems.
If your loved one has been injured because of nursing home neglect, you should speak immediately with a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney.
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