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Athens Area Nursing Home Rankings

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With National Skilled Nursing care week (formerly National Nursing Home Week) falling during the month of May, a ranking of the best and worst nursing homes in the Athens area has been released. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid compiled the list. Evan Jones is a partner with the law firm Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley. He has prosecuted several firms that do not meet standards.

“Unfortunately, I do see the worst of the worst many times,” according to Jones.  “What we do as a firm and what I do as an attorney is, we hold these facilities accountable for their negligent actions or their chronic understaffing that ultimately lead, usually, to the death of a loved one.”

The three categories considered, health inspections, staffing, and quality care measures.

Jones says any one-star facilities should raise concerns.

For more information visit: www.bbga.com/practice-areas/nursinghome-abuse.