Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury and death. But gaps in Georgia laws leave those with dementia most at risk. Many of the severe violations that the AJC found in reviewing thousands of government records involved residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. That includes more than 100 cases over four years where residents wandered away from assisted living communities and large personal care homes. Last month, just days before Thanksgiving, Ozzie Murphy, who had Alzheimer’s, walked away from a Hapeville facility after someone left a gate unsecured, according to police.…
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Top 10 financial New Year’s resolutions and how to fulfill them – Bankrate.com

Gary Hershorn/Shutterstock The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what you want to improve in your life and to create plans to make it happen. There is a good chance that you’re already thinking about resolutions like going to the gym more, eating healthier and volunteering with local organizations. But what about financial resolutions? The beginning of the year offers the opportunity to focus on what’s going on with your money. With the right plan in place, you can stick to your financial resolutions and end the coming year in a better place than you started it.…
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A guide to senior living residential facilities in Central Austin – Community Impact Newspaper

The Village at the Triangle, located at 4517 Triangle Ave., is one of the senior living residences located in Central Austin. Courtesy Village at the Triangle As the number of senior adults nationwide and in the Central Austin area continues to grow, so does demand for residential options. The following list is not comprehensive. Austin Health Care and Rehab Skilled nursing 3509 Rogge Lane 512-926-2070 Austin Retirement and Nursing Center Skilled nursing 6909 Burnet Lane 512-452-5719 www.austinrnc.com Barton Hills Assisted Living Assisted living 1606 Nash Ave. 512-441-6000 www.bartonhillsal.com Brookdale Northwest Hills Assisted living and memory care 5715 Mesa Drive 512-454-5900 www.brookdale.com…
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Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury and death. But gaps in Georgia laws leave those with dementia most at risk. Many of the severe violations that the AJC found in reviewing thousands of government records involved residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. That includes more than 100 cases over four years where residents wandered away from assisted living communities and large personal care homes. Last month, just days before Thanksgiving, Ozzie Murphy, who had Alzheimer’s, walked away from a Hapeville facility after someone left a gate unsecured, according to police.…
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Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury and death. But gaps in Georgia laws leave those with dementia most at risk. Many of the severe violations that the AJC found in reviewing thousands of government records involved residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. That includes more than 100 cases over four years where residents wandered away from assisted living communities and large personal care homes. Last month, just days before Thanksgiving, Ozzie Murphy, who had Alzheimer’s, walked away from a Hapeville facility after someone left a gate unsecured, according to police.…
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Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury and death. But gaps in Georgia laws leave those with dementia most at risk. Many of the severe violations that the AJC found in reviewing thousands of government records involved residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. That includes more than 100 cases over four years where residents wandered away from assisted living communities and large personal care homes. Last month, just days before Thanksgiving, Ozzie Murphy, who had Alzheimer’s, walked away from a Hapeville facility after someone left a gate unsecured, according to police.…
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Desert Mission Adult Day Health Center helps people with dementia and their caregivers – AZCentral

Weldon B. Johnson Arizona Republic Published 8:00 AM EST Dec 29, 2019 Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague sat atop his horse, Dusty, on a Friday afternoon in December telling jokes, playing guitar and singing holiday-themed songs to an audience of senior citizens inside the HonorHealth Desert Mission Adult Day Health Center. Most in the audience were experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, but Sprague’s jokes got laughs and the people listening sang along with the familiar songs. Desert Mission Adult Day Health Center is one of the more than 200 Arizona nonprofit organizations that received Season for Sharing grant funds in 2019.…
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Most states have higher standards for directors of senior care homes – Atlanta Journal Constitution

The state of Georgia requires licensing and testing before workers can get all sorts of jobs that could place consumers at risk. Even nail technicians must meet training requirements, pass tests and get a license. But state lawmakers don’t require a license or certification for those who manage assisted living communities or personal care homes, even those filled with more than 100 vulnerable residents, many with dementia or who need a careful regimen of medications. In Georgia, someone with a GED and enough experience working in a senior care home or any health care setting meets the minimum requirement. » SEARCHABLE DATABASE: Details on every facility studied by the AJC » MORE: The ‘Unprotected’ investigative series At Brasstown Manor, a receptionist was promoted in late 2016 to be director.…
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Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury and death. But gaps in Georgia laws leave those with dementia most at risk. Many of the severe violations that the AJC found in reviewing thousands of government records involved residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. That includes more than 100 cases over four years where residents wandered away from assisted living communities and large personal care homes. Last month, just days before Thanksgiving, Ozzie Murphy, who had Alzheimer’s, walked away from a Hapeville facility after someone left a gate unsecured, according to police.…
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Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury and death. But gaps in Georgia laws leave those with dementia most at risk. Many of the severe violations that the AJC found in reviewing thousands of government records involved residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. That includes more than 100 cases over four years where residents wandered away from assisted living communities and large personal care homes. Last month, just days before Thanksgiving, Ozzie Murphy, who had Alzheimer’s, walked away from a Hapeville facility after someone left a gate unsecured, according to police.…
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