In 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducted a study that determined 16 and 17-year-old nursing home employees cannot safely operate power-driven hoists to lift and transfer patients without supervision. Use of such devices put teens at increased risk for serious injuries. Recently, the Trump administration attempted to roll back regulations preventing teens’ use of such lifts. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith talk about the implications of teen use of power-driven lifts in nursing homes.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. One of their many areas of advocacy is with the rights of seniors. HRW is working to uncover the abuse suffered by millions of seniors across the globe. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith talk about@HRW ’s mission with guest Bethany Brown. @bethany_L_Brown
The Georgia Council on Aging was formed in 1977 by the Georgia Legislature. Their mission is to advocate on behalf of aging Georgians and their families to improve their quality of life, make recommendations concerning programs for the elderly in Georgia, and serve in advisory capacity on aging issues to the Georgia government. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith talk about this organization with Kathy Floyd, Executive Director of the GCoA.
By most definitions, an assisted living facility is a long-term care facility that provides limited personal care support services depending on the needs of the resident. Unlike nursing homes, assisted living facilities are not governed by Federal regulations. In today’s episode, nursing home lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the regulatory schemes governing assisted living facilities with Eric Carlson, an attorney with @justiceinaging.