Medical evacuees await return; Georgians urged to be cautious in wake of storm damage
The more than 250 people in Georgia who became medical evacuees because of Hurricane Irma are expected to stay in place until Wednesday at the earliest. “We’re not looking to move any evacuees back until it’s safe,’’ said Adrianne Feinberg, director of emergency preparedness for the Georgia Hospital Association.... Read more
Step by weary step: Why people walk far (and near) to raise Alzheimer’s awareness 
With sore legs and a swollen ankle, William Glass reached the end of his journey early Monday morning. A journey of more than 600 miles. On foot. Glass made the trek from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. His mother has the disease, and is a resident of an... Read more
Georgia agencies boost effects to fight elder abuse
Georgia state agencies have ramped up efforts to crack down on elder abuse, with law enforcement training and a tougher criminal code. Read the full article: Associated Press Read more
Health officials probe death of Newnan nursing home patient after alleged attack
The state’s main health agency is investigating an injury suffered by a 98-year-old nursing home resident in Newnan, whose death led to criminal charges and the arrest of a nursing assistant. The Department of Community Health said this week that it has “an open investigation’’ of Edna Warren’s death.... Read more
State sees pay incentives attracting more nursing home inspectors
The Legislature’s recent injection of funding for nursing home surveyors will help the state address the increasing backlog of patients’ complaints, officials said Thursday. Nurses who respond to nursing home complaints will get higher starting pay, and veteran RNs will get a salary increase, under new funding inserted into... Read more

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