This show examines topics related to the law of nursing home abuse and neglect in the United States. It is hosted by lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith of Schenk Smith LLC, a personal injury law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia
172- Delphi Panel of Long-Term Care Clinicians
The Delphi Panel of Long-Term Care Clinicians may not be a household name, but the work they do will save the lives of people who are living in nursing homes during a global pandemic. Our special guest, Dr. Michael Wasserman explains what this panel does, and how they are shaping the care given to our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
171- Certified nursing assistants and nursing home assessments
Certified nursing assistants play an important role in the quality of life of a nursing home resident. They provide important information to nurses who then assess forms of treatment. How are CNA’s trained, and how is their job different from a regular nurse? In this week’s episode, special guest Dr. Elizabeth Halifax discusses those issues.
170- Antipsychotic medication in nursing homes
Antipsychotic medication is highly regulated in nursing homes. Research shows these types of drugs have various side effects, especially on people with dementia. In this episode, special guest Dr. Nancy M. Birtley, DNP describes why regulation of these drugs is so strict, and why they are commonly prescribed.
169- CMS 5-Star Nursing Home Rating System
Hotels have a rating system, to give potential customers an idea about the hotel’s level of quality. Nursing homes have a similar ratings system in place, to help families in search of a residence for their aging loved ones. In this episode, our special guest Dr. Niam Yaragi explains how this 5-Star rating system for nursing homes work.
168- Support surfaces for treating pressure ulcers
Pressure sores. Pressure ulcers. Bedsores. They are all the same thing. But how they are treated can mean the difference between life and death. In this episode, Ingrid Sidorov, RN, answers questions about how the types of support surfaces that are available to nursing home residents who develop these specific types of ulcers.
167 - Culture change in nursing homes
Culture change is not something often considered when families look for a nursing home for their loved ones. But in this episode, we explore why this could make a huge difference for someone who is making the transition into a nursing home. In this episode, our special guest Carmen Bowmen helps us understand what a culture change is, and how it can benefit nursing home residents, and their families.