Sooner or later, most families need help to care for aging or disabled loved ones. When an elderly parent, grandparent or spouse reaches the point where life at home is just too difficult, an assisted living facility or nursing home can be a haven of safety and daily access to nursing care. However, many families feel bewildered over all the questions, concerns and unknowns they must deal with as they help a loved one adjust to living in a long-term care facility.
Perhaps you are looking for information and resources as you prepare to place your family member in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Your mother, father, husband or wife may already be living in a care home, and you believe you have observed unsanitary conditions or understaffing. He or she may have suffered an unexplained injury, illness or death in a transitional facility, a rehabilitation facility or other institution.
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Whatever your concerns, T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, in Louisville will tip you off to resources and information available to people confronting the many challenges of life in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Let us know about your concerns and we will gladly point you in the right direction. Here we offer a few examples of some very helpful resources. We can provide you with others relevant to your specific concerns. We also welcome recommendations to add here. Send in your suggestions to help us make further additions to this page.
Alzheimer’s Association: Learn about long-term care options and factors to consider for elderly or disabled family members with dementia.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Caregiving Resource Center: Leverage the resources of this well-known organization (AARP) that focuses on life choices for older people.
Families For Better Care: What can you do if you notice a care facility with insufficient staffing levels or unsanitary conditions? How can you evaluate the hiring standards in an assisted living facility or nursing home?
Kentucky Cabinet For Health And Family Services: Health Care Facility Directories: What does the state have to offer citizens in the way of nursing home information?
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If you know of a resource that should be included on this page, please let us know. If you are looking for specific types of information that you don’t see here, contact us and we may be able to help. If a loved one
was injured or died without explanation in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, contact a lawyer at T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law. Call 502-589-2560 (Louisville) or 502-589-2560 (Central Kentucky) or submit an
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