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DOJ Task Force To Pursue Nursing Homes That Provide Grossly Substandard Care

Nursing facilities in Carroll and Haralson counties could soon come under close scrutiny by the U.S. Department Of Justice.
 
The DOJ is assembling elder justice task forces in 10 states, including Georgia, to target skilled care facilities that subject residents to abuse or financial exploitation, or deprive them of essential care.
 
Carroll and Haralson are among 50-or-so counties in the state that the new task force will focus its time.
 
“Millions of seniors count on nursing homes to provide them with quality care and to treat them with dignity and respect when they are most vulnerable,” said Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery.  “Yet, all too often we have found nursing home owners or operators who put their own economic gain before the needs of their residents. These task forces will help ensure that we are working closely with all relevant parties to protect the elderly.”
 
According to the DOJ website, “The task force will bring together state and local law enforcement and prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Federal Department Of Health And Human Services, and State Adult Protective Services, with the goal of quickly identifying and pursuing nursing homes jeopardizing the health and well-being of elderly residents.”
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Location : CarrollGeorgiaHaralson
People : Stuart F. Delery