Department Of Community Health Officials Stop Requesting More Inspectors For Assisted Living, Personal Care Homes.

February 11, 2020

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2/11, Schrade, Teegardin) reports, “The cornerstone of Georgia’s program to protect seniors in assisted living and personal care homes is” a “team of 21 Department of Community Health inspectors” that “licenses and inspects facilities and investigates complaints of abuse and neglect,” but that team “has struggled to keep up with an expanding workload.” The Department of Community Health’s “top facility regulator acknowledged the strains in December 2018, saying the state needs more resources and inspectors to help enforce safety rules and protect vulnerable adults across a system of more than 2,600 state-licensed facilities, including some 400 assisted living and large personal care homes that cater to seniors.” Now, agency officials “won’t discuss the need for additional inspectors amid Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed budget cuts across state government.”

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