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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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