According to the CDC, there are 15,600 skilled nursing facilities in the United States with almost 70% of nursing homes operated as “for-profit” chains.
In order to ensure that the nursing home care is provided in an environment that is safe and seeks to maintain each person’s quality of life, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid issues regulations that apply to skilled nursing homes. To participate in Medicare and Medicaid, nursing homes must comply with the federal requirements for long term care facilities.
Experts knowledgeable about these regulations are critical in a nursing home case in order to provide expert witness testimony regarding nursing home injuries, neglect, and abuse. The experts must be knowledgeable about issues involving assisted living, adult day care, voluntary nursing homes, long-term care, nursing care, and the chronically ill. Nursing home experts come from many specialties – geriatrician, wound care specialist, infectious disease physicians, family physicians, hospice physicians, nursing home administrators, and social workers.
The range of issues nursing home experts cover includes wound care, infections, physical, emotional and mental abuse, amputations, spinal cord injuries, fall injuries, malnutrition, and the diagnosis, treatment and care needs of senior adults.
Fight Back Against Nursing Home Abuse
If you or your loved one was injured in a nursing home due to neglect or abuse, you have rights. Speak with an injury attorney from Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP.
Our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and the regulations that affect the industry. We are here to hold nursing homes accountable. While they might not face the same regulatory fees they would have a few years ago – our team will fight for fair compensation to victims and their loved ones.
Speak with an attorney today by contacting one of our three convenient locations or by connecting with a team member online.