Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations Filed as 'Information Only' Reports

According to a news article by WRDW, a nursing home facility in Augusta, Georgia has severer allegations against them. PruittHealth is a facility that was a focus of the news teams investigation, as one woman, Sharee Parson, claims her father, Glenn, was a vicitim of neglect.  Glenn was a resident at PruittHealth and was reliant on the nursing home staff for everything from shaving to dry underclothing. Parson's father was stated to have laid in his own filth for hours, helpless. 

The news team uncovered that when nursing homes, like PruittHealth, make reports to law enforcement, they are going as information only. Patients and their families are then left to rely on the nursing home facility itself to report claims of abuse and neglect to the state and federal agencies. 

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