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COVID Deaths Rising in Georgia Nursing Facilities

An Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Examines the Ongoing Problem New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a sobering reminder that COVID-19 remains a serious health threat, particularly for our nation’s most vulnerable population – seniors. And seniors who are residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are particularly...

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Can a Patient be Restrained in a Nursing Home?

Nursing homes have a responsibility to respect dignity One of a nursing home's fundamental responsibilities is to maintain a safe environment for residents, and sometimes, that includes dangers posed by residents themselves. People with medical conditions such as dementia may lose control of their behavior and become a threat to themselves or others. In extreme...

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Staffing Shortages Have Reached 'Crisis Levels' in Georgia Nursing Homes

A Georgia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney Discusses the Problem It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities. The problem is even worse in Georgia, where 1 in 4 nursing homes earns a 1-star rating — the lowest score possible...

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Court Ruling Could Help COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

A Georgia nursing home neglect lawyer explains why A federal appeals court ruling could help cases move forward for families who lost loved ones in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a Reuters report, a federal appeals court in October 2021 decided that lawsuits should proceed in state courts. Nursing homes argued the...

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Investigation Finds High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer in Atlanta, GA explains the dangers of overmedicating Nursing home residents across the country are at risk for many different types of nursing home abuse and neglect. Medication errors are one example. Nursing home staff have a responsibility to ensure residents are properly diagnosed, receive the correct medication,...

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Georgia Ranks Near Bottom of List for Nursing Home Inspections

A new report reveals Georgia is one of the worst states when it comes to conducting inspections of nursing homes. The troubling report, detailed in the Albany Herald, finds that nearly all of Georgia’s nursing homes (93%) went for 16 months without a comprehensive inspection. Georgia ranked second to last, with Connecticut being at the...

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Report: 40% of Medicare recipients in nursing homes had or likely had COVID

A bombshell investigation found that deaths among Medicare patients shot up by 32% nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the report found that low-income nursing home patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid were much more likely to have gotten COVID-19....

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