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
The state’s powerful nursing home association has named a Florida industry leader as its new president and CEO. Tony Marshall will take over the Georgia Health Care Association positions that have been vacant since Jon Howell resigned May 1. At the time of Howell’s resignation, the trade group said... Read more
Why seniors love Meals on Wheels, a program itself in need
Just as they do every Monday morning, the two older women meet up at a Decatur church, ready to roll. Billie Jo Corell and Charlotte Patton have shared a Meals on Wheels route for a few years now. They come from different backgrounds. Billie Jo hails from the northeastern part of the country,... Read more
Georgia ranks 39th among the states on seniors’ health, one place better than last year, according to a new report on people 65 and older. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report listed several Southern states at the bottom, including Arkansas at 47th, Kentucky 48th, Mississippi 49th and Louisiana 50th. Georgia’s strengths, the... Read more

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