Many Louisville area families have had to make some agonizing decisions on the care for their elderly loved one. Many older people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible.
When a family has to make the agonizing decision of placing their loved one in a nursing home, it isn't a decision that comes lightly. But for many Louisville area residents, nursing homes offer a safe place when a loved one is no longer able to care for themselves. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes are the same and occasionally nursing home abuse occurs.
After reaching an advanced age, many elders in Kentucky and elsewhere move into a nursing home in order to make sure that they receive the care that is needed in that age. While these facilities are meant to provide the care that those people need, incidents of abuse and neglect at nursing home, both physically and mentally, is common. To make matters worse, there have been many instances when the abuse and neglect has been identified as intentional.