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October 2016 Archives

Truckers, vehicles placed out of service during Roadcheck 2016

Kentucky motorists who share the nation's roadways with trucks and other large commercial vehicles may be interested in knowing that 9,080 trucks and 1,436 drivers were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 2016 edition of its 72-hour International Roadcheck campaign. According to the CVSA, numbers were down from the previous year's figures with percentage totals in 2016 representing new record lows for the annual safety event.

Families have a new option for fighting nursing home abuse

Kentucky residents who have placed a loved one in a nursing home might be interested in a new ruling that will allow families more freedom to hold long-term care facilities accountable for the well-being of their residents. Under the new ruling, families will be allowed to sue nursing homes for neglect.

Using symptoms checkers for diagnoses

Kentucky residents who feel like they are coming down with an illness are increasingly using on-line symptoms checkers so that they can get an idea of what is wrong with them. There are a variety of reasons for this, including saving money on doctor's visits and being able to do it with a few mouse clicks. Another reason may be that some patients have read that health care practitioners often misdiagnose a disease.

What is the protocol if someone suspects nursing home abuse?

There are many great nursing homes in Kentucky and throughout the country. However, sometimes a nursing home resident may experience neglect, exploitation or abuse by an employee or another resident. Here is advice for anyone who believes that a nursing home resident is being abused and would like to know how to report it.

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