A nurse aide registry that records abuse incidents for consumer awareness is now including in-home nurses to identify additional abuse. “This is the first step in our efforts to provide information on abusers to providers and families hiring caregivers,” executive director of the state council on aging, said. “This registry is a critical step in providing a safe living environment for elderly and disabled Georgians receiving long-term care services.”
The site is currently checked by hospitals and nursing homes as part of a background check process. The site has logged 1,350 incidents statewide. For more, read the story.