Georgia Nursing Homes Continue to Receive Failing Grades

Georgia Nursing Homes Continue to Receive Failing Grades
Aug 6, 2018

A recent report by Kaiser Health News found that of the 346 nursing homes in Georgia, almost half had “much below average” or “below average” ratings for numbers of nurses working at the facility. This study was based on a review of data provided by Medicare.

As Georgia’s long-term-care ombudsman Melanie McNeil, stated, nurses are important because other lower level care providers may notice a change in a nursing home resident, but “they don’t have the training that RNs do to recognize what the change means and what action to take.” Unfortunately, many nursing homes in Georgia are understaffed when it comes to nurses who could make a difference in the quality of the lives of our oldest and most fragile loved ones. For more information on this study, click here.

This news comes on the heels of the recent news that 27 nursing home facilities in Georgia were downgraded to 1 star facilities. At the Warshauer Woodward Atkins, we’ve represented families who thought that they were doing the right thing by putting their loved ones in facilities where they could receive round-the-clock care, but only later learned that their family was treated poorly. If you think you’re loved one is suffering because of poor quality care in a Georgia nursing home, please call the Warshauer Woodward Atkins for a free consultation.