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
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.
166- Nurse staffing and quality of care in nursing homes
Almost all studies, including those cited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, conclude that increased nurse presence in nursing homes lead to fewer negative outcomes. But why is that? This week on the podcast, we welcome Dr. Haizhen Lin to bridge the link between nursing care and quality of care in nursing homes.
165. Ten things to know about pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers are a common killer in nursing homes. Causing infection and disease, these injuries are a painful scourge that needs to be reduced and eliminated. In this week’s episode, we talk about the top ten things that you might not know about pressure ulcers.
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The recent delivery on this subject was outstanding. Your guest RN addressed a few updated solutions to a problem that gives a different perspective on treatment of wound care and prevention when it is accurately diagnosed.
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These podcasts are a great source of information for families, advocates, and residents of long-term care. I’ve had the opportunity to meet the hosts, and they are just as knowledgeable and passionate in person as they are on the podcast. Thank you both for your commitment to quality care!