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Owensboro Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Owensboro KY Nursing Home Ratings GraphIn response to the continued rise in cases of nursing home abuse over the last decade, the Owensboro nursing home abuse lawyer's affiliate network at Nursing Home Law Center LLC has taken a proactive approach to the prevention of future abuse. You will find information below about the lowest-rated facilities in your area so that you can avoid placing your loved ones under their care. You can take immediate action if you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated. Should you believe that he or she is a victim of negligent or abusive care, we can help you hold the offending home accountable and move your loved one into a healthier environment.

Following federal regulations, Medicare regularly collects information on every nursing facility in Kentucky, based on data gathered through inspections, surveys, and investigations. Currently, the national database shows that inspectors identified serious violations and deficiencies at thirteen (54%) of the twenty-four eastern Kentucky nursing facilities that led to severe harm.

The Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the nursing facility industry profoundly, where some of the most vulnerable members of society are fighting hard to win the battle against the viral disease. Many senior home residents are already struggling with comorbidities, weakened immune systems, or other serious complications that can lead to wrongful death.

Most assisted-living facilities from Evansville to Louisville are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks because the virus is extremely contagious. For weeks or months, many of these centers lacked efficient screening of employees, nurses, family members, and visitors, who might have unknowingly brought the viral disease into the senior home facility.

The long-term care facility's lack of protective protocols and their workers' failure to follow effective sanitation procedures have made home residents sick with the COVID-19 virus. If your loved one contracted the coronavirus or was exposed to COVID-19, negligence might have played a role in their crippling illness. If your family member developed a life-threatening injury or died in the United States as a result of coronavirus, your family deserves justice.

If your loved one was injured, abused, mistreated, or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a nursing facility, your family has legal rights. We encourage you to contact the Kentucky home abuse & neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss a financial compensation lawsuit.

Western Kentucky Senior Demographics

Owensboro is the fourth largest city in the State of Kentucky, with a population close to 60,000. Seniors represent over 16% of the total population, which is above the average for both Kentucky and the United States. The large community of senior citizens increases the demand for services and programs tailored to the elderly, which is expected to grow as many more prepare to retire. Seniors can turn to the Munday Activity Center for their needs, whether looking to remain active and healthy or in need of support and nutrition programs.

The Daviess Counter Senior Services Department operates the Center. Management focuses on recreational activities, health and nutrition programs, referral services, prescription assistance, and helping seniors with Medicare D comparisons. Those who do not have access to transportation can benefit from delivered meals and visits from volunteers as well as a transportation program that provides rides for as little as $1.50.

Western Kentucky Long-Term Homes Safety Violations & Citations

The information our western Kentucky nursing injury lawyers have provided below is gathered from the Medicare elder home compare tool. We encourage you to use the same tool when researching potential care facilities for your loved ones. Our law firm hopes that this information will also raise your awareness of the most common nursing concerns so that you can more quickly determine whether your loved one is being mistreated.

Overall Rating of 24 Nursing Homes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 (6) Much above average
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 (1) Above average
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 (4) Average
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 (5) Below average
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 (8) Much below average

June 2020

How to Respond to Home Neglect at a Kentucky Facility

Our Owensboro nursing injury lawyers frequently encounter nursing facilities that attempt to hide instances of neglect or abuse. Some homes attempt to justify the neglect by claiming the victim is suffering from dementia or a neurological condition. We recommend taking what staff members have to say with a grain of salt and investigate if things do not seem right. While the symptoms are remarkably like some known disorders, their onset should not be sudden or rapid.

Other indicators of abuse or neglect will be revealed through physical symptoms. If you have any reason to suspect abuse, we advise erring on the side of caution and seeking legal advice. The telltale signs of mistreatment that we look for include:

  • Physical signs of assault or restraint - The staff restraining or assaulting home residents can leave the victim with bruises or marks on the wrists, ankles, genitals, or other suspect areas. These injuries are often a result of the failure to provide proper care and indicative of a serious concern that requires immediate action.
  • Home neglect cases typically involve the patient's sudden mood swings, emotional outbursts, accusations of elder abuse, their silence around caregivers, or the onset of sudden depression.
  • Inappropriate physical contact might result in sexual abuse or another serious personal injury.
  • The isolation of a patient from activities or other residents, family members, or visitors could result in emotional abuse.
  • The presence of bed sores or the worsening of existing sores could be a sign of medical malpractice. Preventing bedsores or treating pressure wounds is a simple process in the early stage. The worsening of these injuries could be an indication that staff members have not been providing proper care to your loved one.
  • Making the elder live in an unclean environment could be indicative of physical abuse. Home abuse could explain the development of an infection or the spread of disease and explain other complications. Caregivers need to ensure that the patients' hygienic needs are met, and they are provided with fresh bedding and access to a bath or shower every day.

Home residents can suffer a personal injury or wrongful death from medical malpractice without proper care and failing to follow established procedures and protocols. However, the best lawyers can take immediate action to relocate your loved one to a better facility. Your attorney, on your behalf, can then begin the process of obtaining financial compensation through a claim or lawsuit.

Stop Hoping Things Will Change. Begin the Legal Process Now With Owensboro Nursing Home Lawyers

Nursing Home Law Center LLC has helped thousands of families achieve justice through a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you believe that your loved one is being mistreated, our home abuse lawyers can help you determine the best course of action to protect your loved one and hold the offenders accountable.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an award-winning Owensboro nursing home abuse lawyer so that we can gather the information we need to investigate the matter. We will take legal action if necessary. Our attorneys will discuss your legal options and how to move your case forward. Since we work only on a contingency basis, we guarantee that our services will cost you nothing if we are unable to secure damages on your behalf.

For more information on laws and resources on Kentucky senior homes, look here.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources

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