Nursing Home Abuse RCFE Assisted Living Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Nursing Home Abuse, Assisted Living Cases, Long Term Care, Subacute, Nursing Standards of Care, Elder Abuse, JCAHO Standards, JCAHO Survey Process, Bedside Nursing, Management, Infection Control, Safety Committee, Subacute Care, Residential Care Elderly, RCFE, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, Administration, Gerontology Nursing Home, Nursing Standards, Quality Assurance Assessment, Rehabilitation, Risk Management, Utilization Review Discharge, Wound Care,

Summary of Qualifications

Medical record review for quality standards and health care management
Long Term Care clinical and management since 1988
Current knowledge of Title XXII State Regulations for Long-Term Care & RCFE
Current knowledge of Federal Regulations for Long Term Care
Didactic and clinical education for all levels of nursing staff on Dementia Care
Nursing Standard of Care in all areas of nursing practice
Thirty-five plus years teaching experience to health care professionals and patients
Expert for the California State Board of Registered Nursing/Department of Justice

Experience in:

Bedside Nursing
Wound Care and Treatment
Hiring and Managing Nursing Staff
Infection Control
Safety Committee
Sub-acute Care
Quality Assurance and Improvement
Generated Policy and Procedures

Professional Experience

Straightaway, a Relias Company 2/2020 – Present
Instructor for caregivers in both theory and skills for 160 hours in the State of California to be qualified to take the State Certified Nursing Assistant examination to work in Skilled Nursing Facilities as a CNA. Training includes CNA standards of care in skilled nursing facilities.

Sunrise Senior Living – Continuing Education Instructor 9/2018-Present
Inservice education for Certified Nursing Assistants in standard of care in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Care to renew their CNA certificate. Instructor for caregivers as medication technicians in order to pass medications in assisted living level of care.

California Department of Justice 2014-Present
Review medical records involved in Class A and AA Citations for the Bureau of Medi-Cal/Medicare Fraud and Elder Abuse for merit and Standard of Nursing Care and Treatment.

Reliable Caregivers – On-Call Client Care Manager 2013-2018
Available for caregivers, family, and the staffing coordinator for appropriate elderly
intake assessment for caregiving in the home post-hospitalization.

San Francisco Towers – Life Care Community 2004-2013
Director of Nurses – Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Hire and manage all levels of nursing staff for both skilled and assisted living facility
Risk manager for all staff and residents at SF Towers
Generate and implement nursing policies and procedures.
Create and manage monthly operation budget and annual capital budget
Assess residents for appropriate level of care.

California State Board of Registered Nursing 2005–2021
Review cases for the California State Board of Nursing in regard to registered nurses’ practices.Analyze incident/s, standard of care, regulations. Opine on the deviation in the standard of care and causative outcomes to the patient.

Rhoda Goldman Plaza – Assisted Living Facility 2000-2004
Director of Health Services – RCFE
Hire and manage all levels of nursing staff
Set up necessary policies to license 4th floor dementia unit
Screen all patients for appropriate placement for correct level of care.
Train and orient staff to RCFE rules and regulations

Fresno Community Health Systems – Multi-facility Hospital 1988-2000
Director of Nurses – SNF/Subacute Facility
Hire and manage all levels of nursing staff
Screen new admissions for appropriate placement
Assure licensed nurses are trained in G-tube feedings, tracheotomy and ventilator care

Director of Staff Development – SNF
Orient and train all new staff in a 99 bed Alzheimer’s Facility
MDS Coordinator – completed new government MDS forms for existing and new residents

Nursing Supervisor – SNF
Supervise staff in a 99 bed Alzheimer’s
Pass medications and perform treatments for 50 residents
Admission and discharge residents

Education

Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator’s License
Community Care Training – 2000
Master’s Degree in Health Administration
Chapman University – 1998
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Chapman University – 1995
Teaching Credential for Adult Education
UCLA – 1993
Associate in Arts Degree
Fullerton Junior College – 1967
RN License

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