Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem in Atlanta and throughout the country. Fortunately, this doesn't mean that it's impossible to find a safe, reputable nursing home facility. There are quite a few of them in Georgia. You just have to find them.
We understand that while a nursing home abuse suit can provide needed compensation, the knowledge that your loved one suffered such indignities will never be overcome. That's why taking steps to prevent such abuse in the first place is so important. And the most important step is finding the right nursing home.
The internet is a great resource. The federal government's Medicare program provides an online tool you can use to look up specific nursing homes and inspection reports associated with them. This is an excellent way of determining what official actions have been taken against the nursing home you're considering.
You should also look up online reviews of the nursing home- Google is more than adequate for this task.
Finally, make sure to thoroughly check out the facility yourself. Talk to staff members and administrators. Talk to residents. Get a clear sense of the home before making any decisions.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.