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Husband dies due to alleged nursing home abuse

Nursing homes or extended care facilities were developed for those who are not able to live by themselves. These facilities provide the daily care that is most vital in the survival and recovery of patients, who are most often the elderly. Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home can definitely be a difficult decision for Kentucky families. Although nursing homes were put in place to provide nurturing care, nursing home abuse can lead to permanent injuries and even the untimely death of residents.

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by a widow in another state after alleged negligent care in a nursing facility led to the death of her husband. Allegedly, the man broke his hip in a fall and was admitted to a nursing home for extended care until the man could make a recovery and move back home. According to the lawsuit, workers at the facility failed to take care of him.

Study: Having zero infections less common for hospitals in 2017

Infections can have major impacts on hospital patients. So, how common hospital infections are is a major safety issue.

Unfortunately, it appears that last year saw a drop in how common it was for hospitals to report zero incidents when it comes to five common types of infections. These five are:

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections
  • Clostridium difficile
  • MRSA
  • Surgical site infections related to colon surgery

Finding a nursing home that you can trust

After a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be fearful of placing them in another facility. But, as much as you care for your elderly loved one, you know that a nursing home is necessary for them to get the assistance that they need. Luckily, there are reputable care facilities out there. Here are some tips to find a nursing home that you and your loved one can trust to keep them safe.

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