Nursing Home Administration Expert Witnesses
The insight attorneys need for matters involving long-term care
Nursing home administrators oversee the operations of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. They hire, train, and supervise staff, create budgets, and are responsible for both regulatory compliance and resident care.
In the United States, nursing home administrators typically must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a field such as healthcare administration, business management, or nursing. The requirements to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) vary from state to state, but at the national level, licensure is overseen by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.
The role of a nursing home administrator as an expert witness
Nursing home administrators are critical witnesses in cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect. They can explain the regulatory requirements and operational standards in a variety of safety-related areas, including:
- Staffing levels
- Supervision and training of staff
- Supervision of residents during mealtimes
- Maintenance of premises to prevent falls
- Security protocols
- Documentation of resident injuries and illnesses
- Regulatory compliance
An experienced LNHA can review records and opine whether the nursing home’s operations contributed to resident care or quality of life issues. They can explain the rules and regulations that apply to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and senior living communities and opine on whether a violation of those rules contributed to an injury or death.
Find the nursing home experts you need for your case
Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants has extensive experience helping some of America’s finest attorneys with high-stakes nursing home negligence matters. If you need a nursing home expert witness, contact us for a free case summary review.