When people in Fulton County make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility, there is an expectation that the staff will adhere to a reasonable standard of care. Of course, in a best case scenario, the care will exceed minimum expectations, and the elderly or ill will be treated as if they themselves were the loved one of the nursing home staff. However, it's an unfortunate reality that nursing home neglect occurs, and it's important to know what to do when it does happen.
An allegation of nursing home negligence has been lodged against a facility after an elderly patient died. He had been left out in the sun during a very hot day for hours. The man, age 90, had a sunburn, and his temperature had risen to 105 degrees. One nurse had checked on him and left him outside in spite of the heat. The three nurses who had been responsible for the man's care were dismissed. The nursing home has been fined in the past for negligence and abuse.