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Posts tagged "Georgia"

Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

On Feb. 28, 2020, a new nursing facility care bill has passed in Georgia’s legislative house by a staggering 160 – 1 vote. If this bill passes the Senate, it will become law, requiring nursing homes, assisted living centers, and personal care homes to reevaluate the level of care they are providing to their residents. … Continue reading Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

A bill has been presented in the Georgia legislation that could change the way that nursing homes and coroners document deaths. The Georgia coroner’s law could remove a nursing home’s ability to sign death certificates without a coroner’s approval. The Georgia coroner’s law, formerly known as House Bill 262, is currently pending before the General … Continue reading Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

Neglect Accountability Investigation Shows Lack of Follow-Through

In the last 12 months, Georgia’s WRDW Channel 12 conducted an investigation into the treatment of nursing home neglect and abuse reporting by the police. What the neglect accountability investigation team found was a shocking lack of concern displayed by local, state, and federal regulators of nursing homes. The neglect accountability investigation examined police reports … Continue reading Neglect Accountability Investigation Shows Lack of Follow-Through

Jones County Abuse Trial Condemns Two Nursing Aides

A Jones County abuse trial concluded on Jan. 7, 2020, with the guilty pleas of two nursing home aides who stood accused of abusing elderly residents at their place of employment. Both Vonshell Laquon Napier and Beverly Burney Jackson submitted guilty pleas in response to multiple felony charges of mental abuse of an elder person, … Continue reading Jones County Abuse Trial Condemns Two Nursing Aides

Augusta Resident Assaults Leave Two Nursing Home Denizens Injured

The physical abuse of two elderly residents has left residents at the Golden Living Center-Windermere shocked at the alleged conduct of one nursing aide according to The Augusta Chronicle. The alleged perpetrator of the Augusta resident assaults, Jatoria Johnson, has received felony charges after being arrested in early October. The 22-year-old has been charged with … Continue reading Augusta Resident Assaults Leave Two Nursing Home Denizens Injured