A long-sought law creating new rules for assisted living facilities was passed by the Georgia General Assembly this year and is set to take effect July 1. But when that day comes, nothing will really change. That’s because the regulations that will make the law work will not be ready... Read more
An Ohio-based nursing home company announced this week it has finalized its acquisition of two nursing homes in Georgia. The newly acquired nursing homes are Southland Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dublin and Autumn Breeze Healthcare Center in Marietta. AdCare Health Systems said it would close on a third... Read more
Senate Bill 39, which would facilitate the creation of mental health courts in Georgia, passed the House on Tuesday. Here’s Georgia Health News’ story Monday on the legislation. Also, the House approved a revamp of the state’s assisted living rules, the culmination of a 16-year effort to change the... Read more
The Georgia legislative session has just three days remaining. But for people like Fred Brown and Mignon Fleishel, it will be an agonizing countdown. They each have an elderly mother living in a Kennesaw assisted living facility. Both women have dementia and need help with mobility. Brown and Fleishel... Read more
Many assisted living residents may get legislative help to remain in those facilities, rather than face discharge and eventual placement in a nursing home. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 405 on Monday. It would allow Georgia assisted living facilities to hire certified medication aides... Read more

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