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Nursing home abuse cited for facility's closure

Kentucky nursing homes are expected to provide proper care to their residents and ensure they are safe and protected. When there is evidence of mistreatment or negligence, injury and illness can result. This can send people to the hospital or even lead to their death. For relatives of nursing home residents who show evidence of abuse or neglect, it is crucial to understand what steps to take.

A significant threat these facilities face from allegations of nursing home abuse is that their federal funding will be withdrawn. When this happens, the facility could be forced to close. That is what is believed to be happening at a Kentucky facility. The facility is losing its Medicare funding because it has not met the proper safety and health regulations. Medicare stated that the funding is stopping in mid-September.

The state surveyed the facility earlier this year and noted there were several violations. Patients have complained about abuse, neglect, and that staff members are not properly trained. Fines are levied against facilities that do not comply with requirements, and this facility is being fined nearly $8,500 per day. It is also expected to formulate a plan to relocate the current residents with the threat of a $100,000 fine for failing to do so.

Although some patients and their families are lamenting the pending closing of the facility, allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect are what sparked the investigations and the eventual decision of Medicare to remove funding. For people who believe their loved ones have been subjected to nursing home abuse and neglect, it is imperative that an investigation be conducted to gather evidence and move forward with a legal filing. A law firm experienced in these cases can help.

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