Memory care: Special help for those with dementia
An estimated 130,000 Georgians have Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, and the number is expected to increase greatly over the next decade. This growth has led to the creation of memory care units within residential care facilities. These units deliver specialized services to residents with dementia. Ideally, all... Read more
Regulators scrutinizing more nursing homes in New Beginnings probe
More Georgia facilities run by a financially troubled nursing home operator are under federal and state regulatory scrutiny, a state health care agency said Thursday. Clyde Reese, commissioner of the Department of Community Health, made the disclosure during an interview with GHN. He did not specify the number or... Read more
Closing of troubled nursing home shakes small community to its core
This article is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a partnership made possible by the Ford Foundation and Grady College. More articles on health care in rural Georgia will follow this one in Georgia Health News.... Read more
Love, duty and stress — the life of a family caregiver
“I have cleaned bed pans. I have cleaned the potty chair,” says Carol Lively, pausing to think before counting off the next task on her fingers. “I have changed dressings. I got to learn about open wound care, and I learned about prosthetics when I was young.” Lively, who... Read more
Nursing home firm penalized again as feds cut funds at 4th Georgia facility
Federal health officials, citing potential harm to patients, is stopping Medicare and Medicaid payments to a fourth Georgia nursing home operated by a Tennessee-based company. Three of those Georgia facilities run by New Beginnings Care have closed, with state officials helping to relocate more than 200 patients. The fourth... Read more

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