Plaintiff appealed from trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Manor Care, its dismissal of claims against an individual, and its award of attorney’s fees to the defendants. Plaintiff originally sued the parent corporation. The case was removed to federal court where, after discovery, Plaintiff amended the complaint to sue the subsidiaries. The court granted […]

The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of the claim against the state for failing to assure compliance with the state nursing home regulations. “Even if the State could be said to have waived sovereign immunity so as to be potentially susceptible to the estate’s lawsuit here, we hold that: (1) chapter 18.51 RCW, the […]

What does caregiving cost businesses? In answering this question, it’s important to begin with an understanding of what caregiving is, who caregivers are, and the incidence of caregiving. It is also important to understand that only the financial cost can be estimated; intangible costs, such as the business owner’s peace of mind, are difficult to […]

On July 5, 2016, in Doctors Hospital of Augusta v. Alicea, 299 Ga. 315 (2016), the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed lower court decisions denying a motion for summary judgment. In doing so, the Court interpreted the Georgia Advanced Directive Act, O.C.G.A. § 31-32-1 et seq., holding that it is the will of the patient or […]

A medication error is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer,” according to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives […]

Presently, there are four nursing homes in Dalton, Georgia. They are Quinton Memoria, Regency Park, Ridgewood Manor, and Wood Dale. All four facilities are owned and operated by Hamilton Medical Center at this time. Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation specializes in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Most residents at Regency Park have the goal of […]

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