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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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Vulgar Snapchat Photos a Form of Nursing Home Abuse

Resident rights, which are guaranteed by federal law (specifically, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law), requires nursing homes to promote and protect the rights of each resident. Part of this involves protecting residents' dignity, respect and consideration. That means not just being free from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, but also free from any degradation....

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Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Warn of Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation of elder adults has been coined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as "the crime of the 21st century." It amounts to billions of dollars lost each year, leaving vulnerable, elderly adults destitute and at risk of being discharged from their nursing homes for inability to pay. Georgia law makes it illegal...

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes a Pervasive Problem

Sexual assaults in nursing homes is reportedly a widespread and largely under-reported problem, according to a recent investigation by reporters at CNN. Of course, sexual crimes tend to be under-reported on the whole. RAINN, the anti-sexual assault organization, reports an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Despite this, only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators...

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