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The Dangers of Nursing Home Resident Elopement

Published on Mar 23, 2018 at 11:30 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

Placing your loved one in a nursing home means you’re trusting the home to take care of them and keep them safe. No one ever wants to hear that the nursing home has lost their loved one. But this can happen, especially in homes that don’t have enough staff to keep an eye on their residents or don’t have effective preventative safety measures to make sure residents don’t leave.

When a resident leaves their nursing home, it’s called elopement. There’s an increase in risk of injury or death and can be traumatizing for your loved one and you. This should never happen and you shouldn’t have to wonder if your loved one is safe. If you’ve ever had a loved one elope from their nursing home, you can explore legal options. An Atlanta nursing home elopement lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you get justice for your loved one.

The Dangers of Overmedication in Nursing Homes

Published on Jan 25, 2018 at 6:07 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

When our loved ones need a higher level of care, whether they have dementia or are at risk for falling, we sometimes have to pick a nursing home as their new home. Nursing homes are supposed to provide excellent care along with ways for residents to enjoy an engaging lifestyle. Attentive nurses, regular exercise, and social activities all help seniors’ sense of wellbeing and leads to a high quality of life.

But this isn’t always the case. Nursing home residents can suffer from abuse that takes a serious toll on their health. Elder abuse can happen in many ways: Physical, emotional, financial, social, and more. If you think your loved one is a victim of elder abuse in Georgia, an Atlanta elder abuse lawyer from Bey & Associates can help. We’ll do all we can to get compensation for your loved one.

What Can We Do About America’s Growing Elderly Population?

Published on Nov 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

About 617 million people are 65 years old or older. With a large elderly population, the need for care communities is increasing. At some point, you might not be able to take care of an elderly loved one and decide to move them to a nursing home.

Some nursing homes don’t provide the best environment for their residents. Whether it’s due to understaffing or staff who are too rough with residents, nursing home neglect does happen.

If you find that a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home in Atlanta, Georgia, know that you don’t have to deal with this alone. Bey & Associates handles cases like this and will help you and your loved one get justice. Our skilled nursing home neglect lawyers will protect your loved one and work to prevent this from happening at that nursing home again.

How to Find Out if Your Loved One’s Nursing Home is Safe

Published on Oct 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Moving an elderly family member into a nursing home can be emotional and difficult. But then you remember you made this decision because it’s the best option for your loved one. When you place them in a community’s care, you want to know that their quality of life is at the highest level.

Some nursing homes are better qualified to take care of seniors than others. Luckily, research and an attentive visit can help you determine if your loved one’s nursing home is safe.

Should you discover your loved one is in an unsafe nursing home in Georgia, you might need an Atlanta nursing home abuse attorney. Bey & Associates will fight for your rights and give you and your family the support you deserve.

Common Nursing Home Problems in Atlanta

Published on Sep 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Georgia, unfortunately, has some of the worst nursing homes in the country. In the latest 2017 federal nursing home quality ratings report, 1 in every 4 Georgia nursing homes received the lowest possible rating of one star. According to another, older report from 2014, our state ranks #43 in the nation for overall long term care facility quality. Georgia’s nursing homes even rank the lowest between all 8 southeastern states.

Facts like this are saddening and pose a challenge—especially if you’re in the process of placing a loved one in a Georgia nursing home. The facilities around the Atlanta area, specifically, are some of the worst quality-wise within the state. As we can see from this nursing home inspection survey, some of the state’s worst facilities (the ones that suffer from the most deficiencies) are found in the Atlanta area.

Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

Published on Jul 19, 2017 at 11:30 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), the elderly population in America is growing exponentially. Following current projected population growth rates, we’re expected to have over 50 million elderly citizens (aged 65+) by the year 2020. By 2050, we’ll have over 80 million elderly residents. These statistics are proof that modern science and medicine have made wonderful impacts on our longevity, but they also prove that long term elderly care needs to quickly become a priority.

Providing satisfactory elderly care on a national level begins at the state level. This means improving nursing homes and other long term care facilities in every state. In Georgia, we have a long way to go until we accomplish this goal. Our state has some of the worst nursing homes in the nation. As we can see from these Georgia nursing home rankings from 2014, Georgia ranks #43 in the nation for overall nursing home quality. Our nursing homes are ranked lowest among all 8 southeast U.S. states, in fact.

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