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On February 11, 2022, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed Julia Bell’s conviction for elder exploitation. She was originally indicted 7 counts of elder exploitation; a jury found her guilt of four counts and not guilty of three counts. She appealed her conviction on the remaining accounts alleging, among other claims, that insufficient evidence supported […]

On February 10, 2022, the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care posted a podcast titled Nursing Home Neglect: Preventing it and Getting Help. Click here to listen to the podcast. Other podcasts by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care are available here. For other information regarding nursing home resident rights, click here. […]

Residents in long-term care facilities have the right to choose their treating physician. This right is supported in in federal and state law. See 42 C.F.R. § 483.10(d);  O.C.G.A. § 31-8-108(b)(1). As a practical matter, however, most physicians, don’t make house calls to the facility. This mean, by default, most residents are treated by the […]

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Ed Asner died on August 29, 2021. He is most well known for playing Lou Grant, but my personal favorite was his voice in the movie “Up.” America will miss you Mr. Asner. New York Times |  Wikipedia. Selected stories from Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4390: Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will likely […]

The “August” 2021 issue of Alzheimer’s Today (Vol. 16, Number 1), includes an article titled “A guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home.” The article states that most homes are built for young, active, individuals, .. not for the changing needs of older adults. “Dementia-friendly design is about creating a living space that improves the well-being […]

Currently there are nearly 54 million Americans 65 years of age or older. By 2060, that number will exceed 98 million. To keep seniors and special needs individuals at home, the home must be accessible and safe. An article reviews.com posted on July 28, 2021 covers this topic. See T. Williams, Home Modifications for Seniors […]

The following links can be used to research health care providers and, if necessary, to file a complaint with State licensing boards and boards of certification: Complaint and Discipline Process for Nurses (Powerpoint by Georgia Board of Nursing) Contact Information For Filing a Complaint with the State Survey Agency (CMS.gov) Do your research about your doctor or […]

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