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The Nursing Home Abuse Podcast

Examining the latest legal topics and news facing families whose loved ones have been injured in a nursing home. Hosted by lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith of Schenk Smith LLC.
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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 28, 2019

On November 30th, 2018, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a memorandum that stated the obvious: staffing in long-term care nursing facilities significantly affects the care delivered to residents. More interestingly, CMS stated its concern that, according to mandatory reporting data, many nursing homes failed to maintain adequate staff on off hours. Some failed to have RNs for days at a time. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the significance of CMS’ memo on staffing.

Jan 21, 2019

We often throw the words “probate” and “estate” around without much thought to their actual legal definitions. What is the probate process and how does setting up an estate of a deceased person affect a potential nursing home case? In today’s episode, nursing home abuse lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith talk about the Georgia probate process with Georgia probate lawyer Scott Fields.

Jan 14, 2019

Joe Musso, a partner at @ashcraftgerel presents at the 2018 National Consumer Voice Conference about simple actions that can help reduce the likelihood of neglect or abuse of loved ones in nursing homes.  

A 20-year career as a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can teach you many valuable lessons about how to protect a loved one in a skilled nursing facility. Joe Musso has devoted his entire career to representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. He is the creator of the Empowered Caregiver Program which teaches family members how to confidently and effectively advocate and protect their loved ones.

Jan 7, 2019

There is plenty of synergy between the practice of an elder law lawyer and lawyers that sue nursing homes for neglect in Georgia. In today’s episode, nursing home lawyer Will Smith gives a presentation to the Elder Law Section of the @atlantabar on arbitration in admission documents, powers of attorney, and more.

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