Nursing Home Injury Laws: Georgia

Nursing Home Injury Laws: GeorgiaNumber of nursing homes in Georgia: 355

Patients living in Georgia nursing homes: 34,516

Occupancy rates of Georgia nursing homes: 87.6%

Average number of deficiencies at each Georgia nursing home: 7.2

Percent of Georgia nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 18.0%

Most common deficiencies at Georgia nursing homes: Quality of Care, Accident Environment, Housekeeping

Distribution of ownership of Georgia nursing homes: 65 % for profit, 28 % non profit,  6% government

Most populated cities in Georgia : Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens

Staffing levels at Georgia nursing homes (daily hours): Above average,  3.6 total staff,  1.4 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric