A basic overview on assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities offer a housing alternative for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes. Assisted living facilities may be part of a retirement community, nursing home, senior housing complex, or may stand-alone. Licensing requirements for […]

Communicating with elderly parents

Talking with our elderly parents about their living situations and the possible need for change is not always easy. A successful conversation depends to an extent upon the relationship we have with the parent, as well, of course, as on the parent’s mental, emotional and physical condition. While many people put off serious conversations to […]

Have You Or A Family Member Been Bitten By A Dog?

Animal attack cases are not uncommon in Georgia. These cases can be tricky for an inexperienced attorney because: unlike many other areas, the laws are not in one central location so finding the applicable law takes some research, and; determining who is responsible and whether there is any insurance coverage can be extremely difficult. While most […]

Is your loved one being abused in a nursing home?

Physical abuse can be as extreme as assault and battery or rape – or may consist of forced restraint, either by mechanical or chemical means (such as administration of psycho-pharmaceutical drugs not authorized by a doctor). Emotional abuse may include insults, humiliation, threats, and attempts to frighten the resident; it can also be a crime […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Require A Firm With Experience

Brain injuries or, specifically, traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”) are devastating injuries that can have permanent and severe consequences to the recipient. These injuries can range from “mild” and are not diagnosed to “severe” that can permanently disable a person and reduce the life expectancy. Brain and/or traumatic brain injuries can occur from car/truck/motorcycle accidents, falls, medical care, tumors, infections, strokes, hypoxia […]