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Milledgeville, GA Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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The Milledgeville, GA nursing home abuse lawyers at the Mann Law Firm have, for over 50 years, helped individuals in Middle Georgia whose lives have been affected by the negligent actions of those who are supposed to care for our elderly loved ones. Based in Macon, we believe that all patients deserve a safe place to live, and have the right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Contact us to discuss your concerns by calling (478) 742-3381 or by filling out our online form.

Home to around 18,000 people, former state capital “Milly” is located at a prime spot along US 441. Mild weather combined with an abundance of Southern culture and hospitality make it, like the rest of the Peach State, a great place for seniors. Of the 9.8 million current residents, almost 2.8 million (28.6 percent) are over age 50; more than 1.5 million (15.8 percent) are over 60; more than 676,000 (7 percent) are over 70; and almost 243,000 (2.5 percent) are over 80. With the average life expectancy trending at 78.8 years, many older Georgians and their families will have to face pressing concerns over how to best handle their healthcare.

There are a few options, all under the control of Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR), a division of the Department of Community Health (DCH). HFR is responsible for quality health care planning, licensure, certification, and supervision of the state’s affordable senior housing, assisted living communities, home health agencies, hospice services, nursing homes, personal care homes, and private home providers. While nursing homes admit residents on medical referral, personal care homes are defined as those that offer certain services for two or more adults who are not related to the owner or administrator by blood or marriage. These are synonymous with assisted living communities, except they serve 25 or more residents and employ certified medication aides.

Middle Georgia contains 31 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes across an 11-county region, offering a total of 3,272 available beds. Currently, Milledgeville is home to only three nursing homes:

Chaplinwood Nursing Home
325 Allen Memorial Drive SW
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 453-8514
Ownership: Non Profit – Other
Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
Approx. number of beds: 100
Not located in a hospital

Green Acres Health and Rehabilitation
313 Allen Memorial Drive, SW
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 453-9437
Ownership: Non Profit – Other
Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
Approx. number of beds: 98
Not located in a hospital

Oconee Reg Mc Skilled Nursing Unit
821 North Cobb St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 454-3649
Ownership: Non Profit – Other
Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
Approx. number of beds: 15
Located in a hospital – Oconee Regional Medical Center

While one of the three facilities is located in a hospital, none are continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) that allow residents to move between levels of care as needed.

The overall average Medicare Five Star Quality rating for Georgia skilled nursing homes is three, which ranks 47 nationally. The overall rating is based on a combination of ratings for a health inspection, staffing hours, and quality measures (how well the nursing home cares for resident needs).

Last assessed in June, 2015, Chaplinwood Nursing Home rated “above average” at a four.

Last assessed in September, 2015, Green Acres Health and Rehabilitation rated “much above average” at a five.

Last assessed in February, 2015, Oconee Reg Mc Skilled Nursing Unit rated “above average” at a four.

The Georgia War Veterans Home on Vinson Highway is a 375-bed private nursing home. Situated on approximately 17 acres, the facility is licensed and certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide skilled nursing care to aged and infirm Georgia war veterans.

Milledgeville also offers several assisted living communities/personal care homes throughout the city including Savannah Court on Marshall Road, Hancock House on Hancock Street, and Helping Hands on Highway 24.