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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia

Nursing home abuse in Georgia results in harmful consequences to the residents dependent on nursing facilities for care, leading to emotional anguish, injury, and even death. One of the most devastating circumstances surrounding this abuse is that residents are often unable to report the abuse themselves because of cognitive decline or the inability to…

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What are the Types of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is one of the most unsettling types of abuse imaginable. And this abuse takes many forms. Even the most diligent family members can miss the signs of nursing home abuse, resulting in self-blame for the injuries to their loved ones. Becoming familiar with the types of nursing home abuse that occur…

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Nursing Home Patients and Over Prescribed Medication that can lead to Death

Another way that people in nursing homes are abused is by the overuse of Anti-Psychotic drugs such as Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, and Abilify. Under the right circumstances, these drugs can be very beneficial. Under the wrong circumstances or in the wrong doses, however, these drugs can cause catastrophic injuries or death in a nursing…

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Detecting Abuse and Neglect in Georgia Nursing Homes

In Georgia, there are millions of elderly people living in nursing homes and other long term care facilities. As our “baby boomers” age, this number will increase. The National Center on Elder Abuse projects that approximately 20 percent of the American population will be aged 65 or older by 2050. Some of this growing…

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Nursing Home Can be Sued in Spite of Contract Provisions GA; Don’t sign away your legal rights!

Many nursing homes go out of their way to protect themselves legally in the admission contracts they make with their residents. These contracts often state that if the nursing home does something wrong that the resident and their family will be limited in their right to compensation. Residents who sign these agreements usually assume…

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