Nursing Home Abuse Can Be Prevented.
How can your Georgia attorney at John Foy & Associates help?
It is a very difficult decision to place a love one in a long term care facility. Unfortunately, many of these facilities are chronically understaffed and operate with a “profits over people” mentality. As a result, many elderly residents are seriously injured or die as a result of negligence and corporate misconduct.
There may be nursing homes and assisted living/personal care facilities throughout the State of Georgia that have caused serious injuries or a resident’s death. We believe that all long term care residents deserve to live in a safe environment. Families deserve that their loved ones receive appropriate and safe care. Our elderly population deserves better.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you need to understand your legal rights. John Foy & Associates will hold nursing homes and other long term care facilities responsible for their negligence and abuse. Areas of Nursing Home Abuse may include but are not limited to:
- Falls and fall related injuries
- Bed sores, pressure sores, bad wound care
- Unexplained fractures, infections, marks, cuts, bruises
- Medication/Drug errors
- Understaffing/Medicaid Fraud
- Physical, emotional or verbal abuse
- General neglect
If you believe that your loved one is not receiving proper care due to negligence or lack of reasonable care and skill, lack of respect for your loved one’s dignity or privacy, and non-compliance with the applicable laws and regulations call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000. The Georgia Department of Community Health has rules and regulations under the law designed to establish minimum standards for the operation of assisted living residential care facilities. There are necessary requirements in place for staffing, inspections, training, and safety standards for these facilities. There are also rules regarding residents’ care plans, medications, nutrition and procedures for documenting changes in condition. If implemented effectively, proper care can prevent deadly falls and injuries. These facilities should be held accountable for upholding OBRA and DCH rules. Our elderly resident’s rights and health must be safeguarded under the law. If you believe that your love one is not receiving proper care, we are here to assist you with your case. John Foy & Associates 404-400-4000.