Approximately 15,600 nursing homes participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs in the United States. This does NOT take into account the more than 30,000 assisted living facilities in the country. More than 1.4 million Americans - typically persons in frail health - reside in nursing homes. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect impacts many nursing home residents.
At Parker and Lundy, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers' Compensation, and Family Law are our passion. We strive to serve our clients and our community by meeting their legal needs.
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We are proud to serve the folks of Polk County, and we would be honored to be recognized as the best among our peers.
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Good morning from your friends at Parker and Lundy. We encourage everyone to be safe, as the next 24 hours will likely bring dangerous weather conditions to northwest Georgia. Be sure you have water, batteries, and non-perishable food items available if the power goes out in your area.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM UNABLE TO SPEAK?
Shortly after our Constitution was ratified in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote that "nothing is certain except death and taxes." His prophecy has remained right on the money for over 225 years, with one important distinction. In 1789 the average American's life expectancy was 36 years. Today, people routinely live into their 80's and 90's.
In the two centuries since Franklin's prediction, the way that we accept and prepare for the end of life has changed dramatically. To be sure, none of us is promised tomorrow. However, absent unforeseen accidents, we have more control over the circumstances preceding death than ever before. Advances in medical technology have created life-sustaining techniques that make it possible to prolong life far beyond what our grandparents and great-grandparents ever imagined.
When planning for your own end-of-life care