Category: Elder Abuse

CANTON, Ga. – (May 20, 2024) – The American Health Care Association has designated May 12-18 as National Skilled Nursing Care Week. Formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, this week aims to highlight the role of skilled nursing care in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country….

How to Choose a Safe Elder Care Facility in Georgia

Are you preparing to move a loved one into an elder care facility? If so, choosing a safe, supportive facility is probably at the top of your mind. Here’s how you can make this important decision with confidence.   Understanding Your Elder Care Needs As you begin considering your loved one’s…

Understanding the Rights of Nursing Home Residents in Georgia

In Georgia, nursing home residents have the right to a safe, clean, supportive environment where they can live in dignity.  Overview of Nursing Home Residents’ Rights in Georgia Georgia has a Long-Term Care Facilities Residents’ Bill of Rights that codifies the rights of nursing home residents. Rights of the elderly…

Shocking statistics from the National Council on Aging suggest at least 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Unfortunately, recognizing the signs of abuse can be challenging for friends and family, especially when caregivers use threats or intimidation tactics to keep victims silent. …

When families place older loved ones in nursing homes, they trust that those facilities will treat their loved ones with the dignity and respect they deserve. Unfortunately, far too many residents become victims of elder abuse. Recognizing the telltale signs can help protect your loved ones’ health and rights. What…

Identifying the early warning signs of elder abuse can be critical to protecting your vulnerable loved one. Still, it can also be difficult due to the number of forms such abuse can take. However, by understanding the signs of elder abuse, you can remain vigilant and ensure they receive the…