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Report Shines Light on Problems With Reporting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s critical to take action as soon as possible. The state of Georgia created a state complaint hotline that allows anyone to call and report a problem. But astonishingly, the hotline does not always work, according to a recent news report by Fox 5 Atlanta. Lisa Overholt,...

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Report Finds Assisted Living Homes Overmedicate Residents, Putting Them at Risk

Most people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities have Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia, and the facilities are dosing them with unnecessary medication, placing their lives at risk. That’s according to a report by Human Rights Watch titled “They Want Docile:" How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with...

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Report: Georgia Lags Behind Other States in Posting Nursing Home Investigation Reports

Finding the right nursing home or long-term care facility for a loved one can be difficult and stressful. You want a safe and clean facility. You want the nursing home staff to be respectful and friendly. You want to be able to quickly access information about facilities that might have a history of nursing home...

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Monitoring Nursing Home Residents

Nursing home residents ages 65 and older are especially at risk of contracting a life-threatening infection, experiencing severe side effects of medication, becoming dehydrated or choking. That’s why it is important that senior citizens receive an adequate amount of care and monitoring by nursing home staff. For the most part, nursing home residents are unable...

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Injuries Sustained in Nursing Home Falls

The High Risk of Falls in Nursing Homes Among the aged population, nursing home falls are an unfortunately common affliction – affecting 50 to 70 percent of nursing home residents per year. Nursing home residents age 65 and older may already suffer from health complication affecting their balance. That’s why, when it comes to ensuring...

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Pressure Sores in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

The dangers of nursing home neglect We place trust in nursing homes to care for our elders. But unfortunately, nursing home neglect is far too common, resulting in numerous health complications and deaths in Georgia and nationwide. It only takes a little carelessness or lack of experience to put our elders at risk. When a...

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Nursing Home Abuse Goes Unreported

Nursing home abuse goes unreported The Department of Health and Human Services has been investigating cases of nursing home abuse that had never been reported to authorities. An assistant regional inspector general with DHHS, Curtis Ray, found more than one hundred cases of abuse to residents of nursing homes have not been reported to the...

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Proposed Rule Would Limit Options for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

Late last year, a regulation was passed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that sought to address arbitration requirements for residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Prior to that rule, there were no requirements limiting the use or nature of mandatory arbitration agreements. The lack of regulation meant that...

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Strikers MC Shooting Victim Doing Well A Year Later, Says Attorney

A school bus driver injured in the fatal shooting at the Strikers Motorcycle Club in Atlanta last summer has made a strong recovery, according to her attorney. “She’s back to driving her bus and back to focusing on her children, grandchildren and elderly mother,” said attorney George S. Johnson. “It’s not easy for a woman...

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