Northern Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a heart-wrenching decision. Millions of families each year have to consider placing a parent or grandparent in a facility where their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met. We like to think that the people with whom we entrust their care will provide the same standard of care we gave, but, sadly, that is often not the case.
Nursing Home Negligence Is Becoming an Epidemic
Each year in the United States, an estimated 2.1 million seniors are the victims of some form of abuse. What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse and neglect that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported. Research suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening and chronic conditions.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming an epidemic in the United States, and what is taking place in these homes is despicable. In fact, several years ago, two teenage employees of a nursing facility in Minnesota were charged with abusing the elderly patients for whom they cared. These girls spit on the patients, poked them, mocked them and even touched their genitals. While this example is egregious, various forms of elder abuse are taking place across the country, and thousands of elderly patients are being neglected every day.
If your loved one has been neglected or abused by a caregiver or nursing home, call Blau & Kriege attorneys. They would be glad to help you and your family. Our offices are conveniently located in Cold Spring, Kentucky, just 6 traffic lights south of the Northern Kentucky University school entrance. We represent and serve clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area.
Types and Signs of Elder Abuse
While physical abuse is the most prevalent type of elder abuse, senior citizens are also suffering emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
Physical Abuse by Caregivers
Some common signs of physical abuse and neglect of elders are:
- Unexplained bruises and cuts
- Torn or bloody clothing
- Broken bones
- Bed sores at pressure points like buttocks, bottom of feet, heels, and back
- Accidental falls
- Sexual abuse
Emotional Abuse and Neglect in a Nursing Home
Emotional abuse and neglect of elders may include:
- Intimidation through yelling and threats
- Ignoring the patient
- Isolating the patient from other residents and/or activities
- Terrorizing the patient
- Mocking the patient
- Ignoring complaints of pain, need to use the bathroom, and hygiene issues
Caregiver or Nursing Home Neglect
If your elderly loved one has been neglected, you may notice:
- Medications not being administered or administered improperly
- Soiled clothing or bed linens
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Malnutrition / dehydration
- Change in mental status / urinary tract infection
Free Consultation with Our Northern Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If your elderly loved one has suffered or abuse or neglect at the hands of a caregiver or while in a nursing home in the Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati area, you need an attorney from this area to help you. Blau & Kriege is located right off of I-275 on Alexandria Pike (US 27) just south of NKU in Cold Spring, KY. Learn more about our fees in nursing home abuse cases and why clients choose us. Contact us for a free consultation to learn your legal options and protect your elderly loved one's rights. CALL TODAY: 859-441-5400 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org