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Leading from the heart

Leading from the heart

As a Methodist minister in the 1950s, my grandfather, along with my grandmother Rauls, set out on a mission to help retirees find housing plus healthcare under one roof. During that time period right in little ole Macon, GA, their mission and prayers sparked a revolution to build the first modern day congregate living facility for seniors. It was not the most profitable new venture, but they made it work.

Salude to debut in July

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Golden Living has announced it will be operating a new transitional care and rehabilitation facility in Georgia called Salude. The facility will have 64 private rooms and will provide enhanced transitional rehab services for those who are recovering from cardiac, orthopedic, respiratory and other complex, short-term rehabilitation needs.

Pest control owner faces possible imprisonment, million-dollar fines for services at Georgia nursing homes

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The owner of a pest control company faces charges of improperly using a pesticide in nursing homes and engaging in a cover-up, which could result in prison time and stiff fines, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dozens of Alzheimer's care workers face more than 70 charges related to abuse and neglect

Dozens of Alzheimer's care workers face more than 70 charges related to abuse and neglect

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More than 20 current and former workers at a Georgia Alzheimer's care facility face numerous criminal charges following a three-month investigation, the state's Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.

Covidien targets wound care product shortage

Covidien targets wound care product shortage

Covidien will make more of its cotton-based wound care products at its Augusta, GA, locating. The move is part of an effort to prevent possible supply shortages.

States get enhanced Medicaid funding for home- and community-based services

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced enhanced Medicaid funding to states looking to provide more community-based services to elderly and disabled individuals.

Nursing home workers arrested for 'waterboarding' a dementia care resident

Two nursing home workers in Georgia were arrested after a coworker reported them to the police for performing a waterboarding-like attack against a resident with severe dementia.

Georgia and DOJ settle disability rights and mental health suit

Mental health advocates cheered Tuesday. That was when the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Georgia agreed on a settlement that allows individuals with certain mental illnesses and development disabilities to be moved from the state's psychiatric hospitals into community settings by July 1, 2015.

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