December 11, 2011
Charleston Health Care Center of Danville, Kentucky was given a Type A citation for the way it handled a situation where a male nurse allegedly abused residents. The male nurse was accused of trying to suffocate one resident and laying in bed with and kissing another resident.
The Kentucky Attorney General’s office is reviewing the Type A citation which is the most serious citation given by the state and means that a resident’s life or safety was endangered.
Staff of the nursing home are accused of not immediately reporting the allegations of nursing home abuse; and the administration is accused of not doing a thorough investigation and did not report all allegations to the state.
If you think a family member is being abused in his or her nursing home or assisted living facility you should first report your concerns to the authorities. But we also advise you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you explore your legal options.