Many families throughout Kentucky turn to assisted living facilities when their loved ones can no longer live independently and require some assistance with activities of daily living. Families often choose assisted living facilities when they believe that their loved one does not yet need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home.
The Kentucky Department of Public Health Assisted Living Code dictates that an assisted living facility may not accept a resident or keep a resident in the facility if he or she needs a level or type of service that the facility cannot provide or is not licensed to provide. However, sometimes assisted living facilities keep residents even when their conditions worsen to the point where the facility cannot provide sufficient care and support.
When this occurs and a resident suffers serious injuries or death, families may be able to take legal action against the facility. Families may also turn to the legal system when a resident is injured or killed because a facility failed to provide sufficient care or supervision to residents.
For over 10 years, our lawyers have fought to protect the safety and well-being of residents of long-term care facilities near Louisville and throughout Kentucky. We have handled many lawsuits against assisted living facilities, including but not limited to those involving:
- Medication administration errors
- Pressure sores/bed sores
- Assisted living falls
- Physical abuse