Georgia nursing home resident gets quarantine-styled 100th birthday celebration
Apr 21, 2021
Turning 100 years old is no small feat, especially during an unprecedented public health crisis. A Georgia nursing home rose to the occasion and didn’t let the ongoing pandemic stop its 100th birthday...
Bill requires visitations to resume in nursing homes even during public health emergencies
Mar 10, 2021
Georgia providers would be required to provide access to some visitors even during public health emergencies under a proposal recently approved by state lawmakers.
Court ponders whether to allow secret video recording in criminal case against former nursing home workers
Oct 22, 2020
A criminal case against a former nursing home worker in the death of a resident will hinge on whether a video recorded in the senior’s room without the facility’s permission is legal and can be used...
Nearly 12k nursing homes receiving point-of-care testing in second distribution wave
Aug 24, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled the names of nursing homes set to receive the COVID-19 point-of-care testing devices in its second wave.
Also in the News for Wednesday, March 14
Mar 14, 2018
NIC co-founder Tony Mullen, heart attack victim, mourned by former colleagues … Nursing home staff, families complain about major problems with Georgia’s online and phone complaint services...
Governor nixes new senior agency amid political turmoil
May 14, 2015
Georgia’s governor went on a recent veto spree, striking down 11 separate laws, one of which would have created a separate state agency designed to serve older citizens.
Also in the News for Thursday, April 30
Apr 30, 2015
More protein at breakfast a wise move for diabetics … Nursing home CEO says he is “stunned” at feds request to return $100M in payments … Physical activity needed after a heart...
Federal judge orders the return of $90 million in Medicaid credits
Feb 18, 2015
The state of Georgia may be the mouse that roared after convincing a federal court last week to force the government to return a bungled $90 million credit, even after ruling Health & Human Services had...
Assisted living worker charged over body buried at GA facility
Aug 13, 2014
A nurse at an assisted living facility in Georgia has been charged with concealing a body that was buried on the property, according to local news reports.
Leading from the heart
John P. Rauls
Jun 23, 2014
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...