Nursing home expert witnesses are often required to provide an expert opinion based on the standards of care and living expected of nursing homes and whether the facility in question has met those requirements. Nursing homes are assisted living facilities in the business of providing residents with various forms elder care. The elderly are often reliant on the assistance of others; an unforeseen issue occurring within such places would result in numerous problems, including grounds for a potential lawsuit. Nursing homes usually offer care in relation to many different needs, requiring those in the field to be experienced as registered nurses, among other areas of medicine and medical care. As with any type of profession involving elderly care, nursing home expert witnesses must often be familiar with such areas as medical malpractice, negligence of patients, elder abuse, ambulatory care, long term care, hospital standards, medical staff management, critical care nursing, pain management, wound care, nursing supervision, psychiatric nursing, quality monitoring, and other issues related to gerontology and elder care, as problems in these disciplines may result in grounds for potential court cases.
Other issues related to nursing homes include life care planning, as the family of each patient often has to work out a system of healthcare to match the patient’s specific needs. The failure to adhere to such planning may result in health concerns and negligence for the patient. Nursing home expert witnesses may be requested to provide an expert opinion on the responsibilities of life care planners.
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