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Unsanitary kitchens and food handling put nursing home residents at risk

Whenever we see a news story about the horrors in America's nursing homes, the focal point is often physical abuse, falls, medication errors, bedsores, and sexual assault. Not as much attention seems to be paid to the cleanliness and safety of nursing home kitchens. Not nearly as much as should be, anyway, according to NBC News....

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Fall/Winter 2019 Issue

We’re about to make some history! Welcome to my first newsletter. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re familiar with my law firm in Decatur – which is just a stone’s throw from Atlanta. Here’s how this newsletter will work: every quarter we’ll send you helpful information and useful tips we think you’ll find valuable....

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The spread of a dangerous fungus is putting nursing home residents in danger

If you're unfamiliar with Candida auris (C. auris), now is the time to familiarize yourself with this potentially deadly fungus. That's because it's becoming a growing threat in many nursing homes and could affect your loved one. It's a highly-contagious and drug-resistant pathogen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since entering the...

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Can we trust that our loved ones will be safe in nursing homes, assisted living facilities?

When we hear about the horror stories of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living centers, it leaves an underlying uncertainty within us all. It makes us question if we can trust that these facilities will care for and protect our loved ones. Sadly, many facilities employ dangerous and abusive staff members who...

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An Atlanta Attorney Offers Best Ideas to Prevent Elderly Falls in Nursing Homes

Falls in nursing homes happen far too often and can result in causing serious and life-threatening injuries to elderly residents. Health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and vertigo, are among the leading risk factors that put seniors in danger of falling. According to research which analyzed death certificates maintained by the National Center...

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U.S. Senate report: Georgia nursing home plagued by a sexual assault, wandering resident, odor of urine, untrained staff

Here’s a sentence that loved ones of a nursing home resident would rather not hear: “The patient was rescued before the train got there, but it was a very close call.” The sentence was in a story on AlbanyHerald.com that discussed patterns of serious health and safety violations at nursing homes nationwide, including in Georgia. The...

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Feds to Investigate as Staffing Impacts Quality of Nursing Home Care

Surprise inspections are scheduled to strike nursing homes after federal officials learned most facilities had fewer nurses and staff on duty than they reported. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the crackdown in a Nov. 30, 2018 memo to state inspectors. “Since nurse staffing is directly related to the quality of...

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Georgia law firm offers best ideas to avoid sepsis in nursing homes

Sepsis is an infection common in nursing home residents that can become painful and deadly, if untreated. The problem is taking a growing human and financial toll, according to a recent study. The September 2018 study by the Chicago Tribune and Kaiser Health News found 25,000 nursing home residents die each year after being transferred...

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