Nursing homes should protect residents from spreading pests

Head lice are tiny insects commonly associated with daycare centers and elementary schools. Children who get in close proximity or who trade articles of clothing can quickly spread these obnoxious, biting insects to their friends and classmates. Although people usually associate lice with young children, these insects can attack people of any age. Those living […]

Knowing the status of a nursing home resident is essential

Having parents or an elderly relative with declining health may require them to live in a Georgia nursing home. Checking on them periodically to ensure that they are being treated right is essential, especially with the lack of thorough inspections in these facilities over the past year. Nursing homes must meet specific federal guidelines and […]

Is the use of restraints in nursing homes considered negligence?

You may have a beloved member of your family in a Georgia nursing home. When elderly relatives can no longer take care of themselves, professional care is the best course of action. However, if you have heard about restraints being used in the nursing home, you have cause to worry and question that practice. Why […]

Lack of training is rampant in the nursing home industry

Nursing home conditions in the United States have worsened significantly as the aging population has continued to increase. As a Georgia resident, here are some important things you should know about nursing home negligence. The issue of understaffing in nursing homes It is possible and, in some cases, profitable for nursing home negligence to continue […]

How does nursing home understaffing contribute to poor care?

Georgia nursing homes are experiencing a wave of understaffing. This has led to a decrease in overall patient health and more claim problems with medical malpractice. By understanding the effects of understaffing on individual patient care, more family members can help to identify when understaffing is present and alert authorities. What are common physical symptoms […]

Are bed safety rails a hazard for nursing home residents?

Throughout the state of Georgia, many elderly individuals live in nursing homes. These facilities utilize many ways to keep their patients safe. One way to protect nursing home patients is with a set of bed safety rails. Unfortunately, these types of rails can still come with a lot of risks. A way to keep some […]

Legal protections after nursing home negligence

Nursing home abuse and neglect can have a devastating impact on victims and their families. For that reason, victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, and their family members, should be familiar with the legal protections available to those harmed by nursing home negligence. Liability for nursing home abuse and neglect There are several ways […]