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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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Georgia Attorney Discusses Facial Injuries Sustained in Nursing Homes

Falls in nursing homes are increasing at an alarming rate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 800,000 elders age 65 and older are hospitalized due to falls. The CDC mentions that one out of five falls results in a serious injury – particularly broken bones and head injuries. Elders may also suffer from...

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Strong Economy, High Staff Turnover, and Quality of Nursing Home Care: Georgia Attorney Discusses

Everyone can benefit from a strong economy. Well, almost everyone. For most, it’s good for consumers and businesses alike. But what does this mean for your loved one living in a Georgia nursing home? CBS News cites a recent study that unveiled the negative consequences a strong economy has on nursing homes.   Nursing home staff jobs already have a...

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Audit: More Than 25% of Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported

An audit sheds light on an alarming statistic. Over 25 percent of possible sexual and physical abuse cases involving nursing home residents were never reported to law enforcement.  Conducted by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office, the audit also reveals that Medicare has failed to enforce a federal law that calls for prompt notification by...

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Report Warns Against Breast Cancer Surgery On Nursing Home Residents

A recent report found that breast cancer treatment may hasten death for nursing home residents. Those who live at least a year after treatment often experience a significant downturn in their quality of life.  The report, published in the journal JAMA Surgery in August, raises questions about the value of screening women in nursing homes for breast cancer. Surgery is a common way to treat...

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Data reveals most nursing homes don’t have adequate staffing

Residents in nursing homes require a high level of care. Unfortunately, many of them don’t get the attention they need due to understaffing, according to new federal data. A PBS report puts a spotlight on this problem. Staffing fluctuates daily and there are significant shortfalls on the weekends in most nursing homes. On some days,...

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Nursing home employees arrested after Snapchat video shows them ignoring patient

Three nursing home employees were arrested after a Snapchat video showed them "vaping" over a dying resident. According to a Newsweek article, the assisted living employees appeared in a video where they used profanities and were seen smoking from a vape pen. In the background was a 76-year-old woman who was dying after suffering a...

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Georgia Lawmakers Investigate Following a Scabies Outbreak in a Nursing Home

A scabies outbreak in a nursing home has prompted action by Georgia lawmakers who are looking for ways to curtail future infestations. The death of Rebecca Zeni, 93, due to a scabies infection made national headlines and raised questions about how to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The Georgia Department of Public Health released...

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