Bedsores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue. While they tend to be common in nursing homes, they are almost always 100% preventable. In fact, if your loved one has developed a bedsore, there is a good chance that it arose out of neglect. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss bedsore treatment and prevention with Clay Smith, a registered nurse.
Clay Smith has over ten years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has worked as a combat medic in the United States Army National Guard, as a nurse in nursing homes across Georgia, as an EMT, and currently provides nursing care in a progressive care unit of a Georgia hospital.
Recently, a former resident of northwest Fresno, California nursing home alleged in a civil lawsuit that he had to have his right eye removed after staff at the nursing home allowed him to be attacked twice by his roommate. This is just one example of the hundreds of instances in which resident on resident violence has occurred nursing facilities across the country. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the case, including the topics of constructive knowledge and what steps nursing homes should take to reduce injury
Three staff members at a Georgia senior-care facility were indicted on charges that their actions not only caused the death of a resident in their care, but that they also tried to cover up his death. Video surveillance captured three facility staff members laughing as the resident passed away. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the case, including the topics of video surveillance, following physician’s orders, and criminal liability in nursing home abuse cases
Upon admission and at regular intervals after that, nursing home residents must be assessed for various medical needs. One of those assessments evaluates the amount of help that the resident needs for daily living, such as getting out of bed, showering or eating. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss when and how a nursing home resident gets assistance from nursing home staff.