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What's going on with Georgia's COVID-19 nursing home death data?

State lawmakers are requesting federal investigators to review the COVID-19 death counts at Georgia nursing homes following some big discrepancies between state and federal data. According to an article by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sen. Raphael Warnock and Rep. Hank Johnson, who both serve as members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and House Committee...

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COVID-19 cases in nursing homes quickly declining across the U.S.

Nursing homes have been considered the most dangerous hotspots during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus impacted roughly 31,000 nursing homes in the United States. It has also infected more than 1 million residents and staff members. This resulted in more than 163,000 deaths. Overall, nursing homes accounted for only about 5 percent of infections in...

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What are typical cases of assisted living facility abuse and neglect?

Unfortunately, some of the most vulnerable people in Georgia and across the United States suffer abuse and neglect in assisted living facilities. There’s no question that it is a widespread and heartbreaking problem. About one in six people who are 60 and older experience some form of abuse in a community setting, according to the...

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What makes nursing homes especially vulnerable to COVID-19?

COVID-19 deaths briefly dropped in June before making a swift comeback, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal cites federal data showing a massive increase in new cases, primarily fueled by states like Texas and Florida. Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of society when it comes to COVID-19 infections. During the...

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Nursing homes are hot spots for COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus pandemic has taken a great toll on nursing homes. Georgia is no exception. Data.CMS.gov, a federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, reports the state, for the week ending July 26, had recorded 5,737 cases and 1,128 deaths at nursing homes. The state’s rate of 202.5 cases...

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Congressional COVID-19 probe targets nursing home chain based in Atlanta

The nursing home chain SavaSeniorCare, based in Atlanta, is part of a Congressional investigation into the coronavirus crisis in long-term care facilities. Nearly half of Sava’s 13 nursing homes in Georgia have had major COVID-19 outbreaks, according to an AJC article about the probe. Rep. James Clyburn, chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the...

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