Assisted Living Expert Witness

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Assisted living expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on assisted living. The assisted living expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Construction Defects, Family Medicine, Financial, Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Long Term Care, Mental Health, Nurse, Nursing Administration, Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes, Pharmacist, and Premises Liability.

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Christopher M. Davey, MD, CWSP

California
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - Nursing homes, Assisted living, standards of care, pressure ulcers and other wounds, bedsores, falls, geriatrics, complex medical cases, cause of death issues, and Hyperbaric medicine
Dr. Davey trained as a pathologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida, but since 1987 has practiced in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine in office, hospital, and nursing home settings. Dr. Davey has a special interest in wound diagnosis, prevention and treatment and is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management. He is also a trained Hyperbaric Specialist. Hyperbaric medicine is the treatment of severe wounds and other conditions using high pressure oxygen chambers. He was the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as an active physician at the Edward White Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine until October 2014. He has also been a consultant for American Medical Technologies in Irvine, CA on wound care dressings. Dr. Davey is also a senior member of the Wound Healing Society in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Davey holds a current active medical license in the state of Florida. Dr. Davey is currently doing telemedicine wound care during...

Lisa A Gildred, BSN, RN Santa Barbara Legal Nurse Consulting

Buellton, California
Wound Care, Geriatrics - wound, pressure sores, pressure ulcers, nursing, long term care, home health, geriatrics, wound care nurse, assisted living, pressure injuries, falls
For the past 7 years I have been employed at a highly regarded outpatient wound care clinic in Goleta, CA. As one of the country’s leading wound care centers, I am very proud of the education and care which we provide. I feel confident that I can assist you in any cases where wound care management or gerontology is an issue. Prior to becoming a certified wound care nurse, I was providing wound care in the home as a home health/hospice nurse, as well as the various healthcare settings over the course of my career, including the ICU. I work efficiently in a timely manner and I am very familiar with electronic medical records from both acute care and long term care settings. I am confident that I can deliver a solid and competent testimony both on the witness stand and in depositions. I am board certified in the field of wound care and gerontological nursing.

Channa R. Kelly, LNHA, LMFT Fortitude Expert Witness and Consulting, LLC

San Diego, California
Nursing Home Administration, Geriatrics - Assisted Living, Geriatrics, Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, RCFE, Assisted Living, MFT, NHA, LNHA, LMFT, Custodial Care, Title 22, Long Term Care, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Falls, Residential Care Facility
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administration Expert on the use of regulatory and accreditation standards, healthcare operations, and creation of systems to improve outcomes. Knowledgeable about regulatory compliance and standard of care. Experience with start-ups, existing communities, and new acquisitions. Specialized in Geriatric Community Management, including Memory Care. · 10+ years experience with Geriatric Population in an Administrative Role · Well versed with Title 22 and Federal Regulations for NHA and RCFE · Experienced Expert Witness in various States · Extensive experience with Geriatric population and Memory Care · Licensed Marital and Family Therapist · Behavioral Health experience in locked units and outpatient care · Physician Relationships and Community Relations

Elliott M. Stein, MD

Mill Valley, California
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - Contested wills and trusts, Testamentary capacity, Undue Influence, Geriatric Psychiatry, Elders & Elderly, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, nursing homes, assisted living, Medicare, Geriatric decision making capacity competency, Medical Documentation and Coding, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Psychosis
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Geriatric Psychiatry, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center 2021 - Present. Director of Psychiatry, Jewish Home of San Francisco, 2010 – 2020. Previously in private practice of Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, 1977 – 2010, in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Distinguished Fellow, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Recipient of multiple awards and honors, including: 2004 Distinguished Alumnus University of Miami School of Medicine; 2003 Clinician of the Year from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; 2001 Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 1985-87. Treasurer (1989 - 1993) and Member of the Board of Directors (1993 - 1997) of the Intern...

Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C Stone Mountain Medical Associates, Inc.

Oceanside, California
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Nursing Home - Skilled Nursing Facility, Hospice - End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care, Home Health, Assisted Living, Regulatory, Decubitus, Pressure Ulcers, Falls, Dementia - Alzheimer's, Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care - HMO, Life Care Planning, Personal Injury, Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Experienced Expert, 200+ depositions, 25+ trials. Speedy and Objective Records Reviews (plaintiff/defense); Standard of Care, Causation and Damages Opinions, including Life Expectancy and Future Care Costs, Regulatory Actions; Comprehensive Report Writing. References Available on Request. In clinical practice of post-acute and long-term care medicine, Geriatrics & Hospice in San Diego area since 1992; Chief Medical Officer, Mariner Health Care (nursing facility management company); Chief Medical Officer, Beecan Health; Clinical Faculty UCSD School of Medicine and Family Medicine Dept. Adjunct faculty, Case Western Reserve University; Affiliate Faculty, California State University's Institute for Palliative Care (San Marcos), Past President of CALTCM, President of AMDA--The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (www.paltc.org, formerly known as American Medical Directors Association); Past Chair; Coalition for Compassionate Care of California; Editor Emeritus of Cari...

MICHAEL A BRODIE, MBA, NHA MICHAEL BRODIE SENIOR PLACEMENT

PARKLAND, Florida
Long Term Care, Nursing Homes - Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Independent Living, Alzheimer's, Memory Care Communities, Senior Living
I specialize in Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Assisted Living, with over 30 years experience in Independent and Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Day Care and Secured Units of Assisted Living. I have 17 years of service as an expert witness in Florida and several other states. My experience and references are available on request. I served for 9 years on the AJAS - the national Board of Jewish Senior Communities, and as the Board Chair of Elder Service Resource Networks,Board Chair of Jewish Family Service of Broward, on the Board of Monarch Care, FHCA, and on multiple committees of several local and state and professional organizations. I run a Senior Placement Company which keeps me in constant contact with over 150 Independent and Assisted Living Communities in SE Florida.

Christopher M. Davey, MD, CWSP

St. Petersburg, Florida
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - Nursing homes, Assisted living, standards of care, pressure ulcers and other wounds, bedsores, falls, geriatrics, complex medical cases, cause of death issues, and Hyperbaric medicine
Dr. Davey trained as a pathologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida, but since 1987 has practiced in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine in office, hospital, and nursing home settings. Dr. Davey has a special interest in wound diagnosis, prevention and treatment and is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management. He is also a trained Hyperbaric Specialist. Hyperbaric medicine is the treatment of severe wounds and other conditions using high pressure oxygen chambers. He was the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as an active physician at the Edward White Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine until October 2014. He has also been a consultant for American Medical Technologies in Irvine, CA on wound care dressings. Dr. Davey is also a senior member of the Wound Healing Society in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Davey holds a current active medical license in the state of Florida. Dr. Davey is currently doing telemedicine wound care during...

William Henry, PhD RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident scene investigation, Building codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip and fall, Trip and fall, Architecture, Construction, Mold, Cruise ship, Maintenance, Assisted Living
RGA Design Forensics: Providing customized expert witness solutions through experience and cutting edge technology. At RGA Design Forensics we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with the knowledge and expertise of our staff gained through decades of training and experience. ​ Our three main areas of expertise are premises liability, construction litigation, and ADA compliance. We provide tailored and customized expert witness solutions to meet the needs of our client's particular situation. ​ We aim to deliver this expert advice in a timely and efficient manner, handling each matter with a high level of accountability and responsiveness. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, typically utilizes three analytical components in his case development: a detailed timeline, an analysis of the applicable codes, and the application of the facts to the law. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear ...

Steven H. Selznick, DO, FAAFP, CMD Selznick Consulting

Longwood, Florida
Family Medicine, Geriatrics - Nursing Home Care, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Osteopathic Medicine, Falls, Weight Loss, Wounds, Alzheimers Disease, Dementia, Depression, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Preventative Medicine,Cancer Prevention Screen
Board Certified-Fellow, American Board of Family Medicine. Medical Malpractice and Criminal Forensic expertise, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor St. Matthews University School of Medicine. Since 1983 I have been Medical Director of 11 Nursing Homes, Hospice Medical Director, Home Health Medical Director and Regional Medical Director of Medicare Replacement HMO. Full time clinical medical practice including supervising Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. As of March 2016, certified by Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator.

Nevada A. Lee, MD Geriatric Internal Medicine

Leawood, Kansas
Geriatrics, Internal Medicine - Nursing Homes, Long-term Care, Assisted Living, Internal Medicine, Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Falls, Elderly, Alzheimers, Dementia, Medical Directorship, Hospice
Board Certified in internal medicine and previously certified for 20 years in geriatrics. Experienced in full-time practice devoted exclusively to geriatric internal medicine. Experienced in hospital and private practices, geriatric psychiatric units, medical directorships, nursing home and hospice patient management. Licensed to practice in Missouri. Offering timely and fluent verbal and written opinions and depositions. Specializing in cases involving nursing homes or geriatric patients, including (but not limited to) falls, pressure ulcers, Alzheimer's disease, etc.

Pia Spitzer, MSN/MSHCA, PHN, RN, FN-CSp Wise Alliance

Overland Park, Kansas
Long Term Care, Nursing Administration - Elder abuse, Elder neglect, Nursing Home abuse, Nursing professional malpractice, hospice and palliative care, Home Health, Assisted Living, Independent Medical Exams observer, Nursing administration, Medication Errors, Nurse, Legal Nurse Consultant, Nurse Life Care Planner
Ms. Spitzer is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. She is an Experienced Chief Nurse Executive, Hospital Director, and Corporate Consultant to multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities on all aspects of Administrative and internal clinical operations. Ms. Spitzer has 20 years of healthcare experience in various settings and has opined on multiple nursing issues as a Consulting Expert and as an Expert Witness. Ms. Spitzer has extensive knowledge of State and Federal Regulations as they apply to Long Term Care and acute care. As a Corporate Consultant, she was heavily involved in all aspects of clinical operations including survey preparations, plans of correction write ups, writing and updating policies and procedures, staffing issues, educating nursing staff on clinical skills, elder abuse allegations investigations and reporting, standards of care, and all other aspects of clinical care. Ms. Spitzer is available for merit reviews, case analysis for standards of care issues, medical ...

Olive M Allen The Care Group

Nicholasville, Kentucky
Nursing Home Administration, Long Term Care - Assisted Living, Personal Care, Skilled Care, Senior Living
Over 35 years of experience in the nursing home profession and licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Background includes corporate, profit, non-profit, as an employee and a consultant. Ms. Allen's exposure to various levels of management and ownership has successfully prepared her for expert witnessing in the specialized area of nursing home administration and operations. She is the current President and Owner of a health care consulting company and has extensive multi-facility management background. She remains involved in the daily operations of nursing homes and is a member of multiple professional organizations. Aside from her interest in nursing home operations she is devoted to a continued interest in legal actions involving nursing homes. Consideration given to all states.

David Friedler, LMHC, MPH David Friedler, LMHC, LLC

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Mental Health, Long Term Care - Standard of Care: Regulatory Compliance, Wrongful injury, Regulatory Standard of Care, Psychiatric Hospital; Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, Assisted Living, Drug Alcohol Treatment Facilities CARF, Joint Commission, Hospital Regulation, Heath Care Regulation, Policy Compliance,
David Friedler, LMHC, MPH, LNHA , CNHA Emeritus has been employed as a psychotherapist and administrator in the long term care, clinical and behavioral health treatment arena for more than forty years. David Friedler’s substantial clinical and administrative expertise has been within the realm of employment as either a clinician or clinical director or administrator in nursing home care, psychiatric hospitals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Massachusetts, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator Emeritus, Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Life Member of The Academy, ACHCA, and a Mentor for the ACHCA. Mr. Friedler has a particular specialty pertaining to treatment facility regulations, policies, and operational oversight of such treatment facilities. Specifically Mr...

Sheila Trugman, MD Tree of Life Healthcare Associates

Worcester, Massachusetts
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Geriatrics, Pain Control at end-of-life, Assisted Livings, Long-term Care, Wound Care, Dementia, Hospice & Palliative Care, Advanced Directives, Delirium, End of Life Care

Neal C. Buddensiek, MD, HMDC, CMD Post Acute Medical Expert

Roseville, Minnesota
Long Term Care, Internal Medicine - Assisted Living, COVID-19, Dysphagia, Falls, Geriatrics, Hospice Care, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Homes, Post-Acute Care, Safety, Pressure Injury, Pressure Ulcers, Wound Care, Wrongful Death
14+ years practicing Internal Medicine, 10+ years practicing as an attending physician in post-acute care. Expert in long-term care medical and administrative oversight (8 skilled nursing facility medical directorships; 1000+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in assisted living medical and administrative oversight (5 assisted living facility medical directorships; 500+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in hospice medical and administrative oversight (2 hospice agency medical directorships; average daily census 400+ hospice patients, 3 Midwestern states). Five years teaching Internal Medicine residents and nurse practitioners about nursing home and residential care. Chief Medical Officer for one of the largest Catholic Long-Term Care/Senior Living companies in the United States (26 skilled nursing facilities comprising 2,100+ beds, 28 assisted living facilities comprising 2,100+ units, 5 Midwestern states). Holds active medica...

Michael B Vaughn Golden Age Advisory, LLC

Las Vegas, Nevada
Financial, Real Estate - Mortgage, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, HUD FHA, Multifamily, Commercial Real Estate, Seniors Housing, Partnerships, Suitability, Valuation, GSA, EB5
Expert on issues related to commercial mortgage banking, real estate partnerships and investment suitability, Valuation of closely held businesses and partnerships. Seniors Housing including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, HUD FHA Multifamily, Healthcare, Public and Section 8 Housing, EB5 Investments, residential Cooperatives,. Expert Witness experience includes financial and document analysis, report preparation, deposition, assistance in deposition and cross examination of opposing witnesses, and Federal and State Supreme Court testimony . Mr. Vaughn served as Director of the Office of Residential Care Facilities, part of the Office of Healthcare Programs in the Office of Housing in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Vaughn was directly responsible for origination and asset management activities related to the $20 billion portfolio of Section 232 Insured Mortgages on Skilled Nursing and As...

REBECCA MCCARTHY, MSN, RN-BC, CDONA, RAC-CT

piscataway, New Jersey
Nurse, Nursing Homes - Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Pressure Ulcers, Falls, Resident Rights, Neglect, Quality Care, Bed Sores, Wounds, Falls, Fractures, Expert Report, Affidavit of Merit, , Injury, Assisted Living, Testify, Depositions, Deviation, Medical Record Review, Negligence, RN Expert Witness, Registered Nurse,
Rebecca is a board-certified geriatric nurse with over 23 years experience working in NURSING HOMES/Skilled Rehabilitation/Long Term Care Facilities. Rebecca served in positions as Vice President of Nursing, Director of Nursing, Educator, Unit Manager, Charge Nurse, and staff nurse. She is intimately familiar with nursing standards of practice and state and federal codes. Rebecca is actively involved in ensuring quality of care in Nursing Homes. She has expert knowledge with FALLS and PRESSURE ULCERS. Additionally, Rebecca is a clinical professor who provides hands on clinical instructions to RN students. Rebecca is available to review medical records, provide affidavit of merit, write expert reports and served as expert witness at deposition and trial. Rebecca provides expert services to both plaintiff and defendant attorneys. Areas of Expertise Pressure Sore/Ulcer/Injury, Falls/Fracture, Medical Records Review, Nursing Home State and Federal Code, Residents Quality of Life, Resi...

Michael B Vaughn Golden Age Advisory, LLC

New York
Financial, Real Estate - Mortgage, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, HUD FHA, Multifamily, Commercial Real Estate, Seniors Housing, Partnerships, Suitability, Valuation, GSA, EB5
Expert on issues related to commercial mortgage banking, real estate partnerships and investment suitability, Valuation of closely held businesses and partnerships. Seniors Housing including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, HUD FHA Multifamily, Healthcare, Public and Section 8 Housing, EB5 Investments, residential Cooperatives,. Expert Witness experience includes financial and document analysis, report preparation, deposition, assistance in deposition and cross examination of opposing witnesses, and Federal and State Supreme Court testimony . Mr. Vaughn served as Director of the Office of Residential Care Facilities, part of the Office of Healthcare Programs in the Office of Housing in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Vaughn was directly responsible for origination and asset management activities related to the $20 billion portfolio of Section 232 Insured Mortgages on Skilled Nursing and As...

Igor Melnychuk, MD

Asheville, North Carolina
Wound Care, Infectious Diseases - Sepsis, septic shock, surgical infections, prosthetic joint infections, necrotizing fasciitis, COVID-19, lymphedema, hospital infection, pressure ulcer, bedsores, diabetic foot ulcer, leg ulcer, leg amputation, retained wound dressings, burns, nursing homes, assisted living, cause of death.
I am actively practicing Wound Care and Infectious Diseases, and have over a decade of experience in both areas. I have worked in a variety of practice settings, and am knowledgeable about corresponding standards of care. I provide expertise and have testified in both Wound Care and Infectious Disease related cases. I teach medical students and perform peer reviews for one of leading national wound care journals. Besides being Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and CMET-Certified in Wound Care, I am also Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Additionally, I have certifications in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Lymphedema Therapy. I ranked in the top 10% of doctors in training nationally, and have stayed current with general medical topics throughout my career as a subspecialist. While being detail oriented, I am able to see the big picture of a case. I am apt at analyzing complex medical facts, synthesizing and presenting them in a digestible form to a lay audience. I provide ...

William Simonson, PharmD, FASCP Independent Consultant Pharmacist

Corvallis, Oregon
Pharmacist, Geriatrics - Consultant Pharmacist, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Interaction, pharmacist, Medications, Drugs, Medication-related problem, Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Regimen Review, geriatric pharmacist, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, side effects, geriatrics, medication errors
Dr. Simonson is an independent consultant clinical pharmacist. He has a part-time faculty position with Oregon State University and is active in lecturing, research and pharmacy practice. Simonson is a national thought leader on pharmacy and medication-related issues and is a Past President of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists as well as former chair of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. He provides expert witness services on medication-related matters in adults with a special focus on older adults. While he is not a full-time expert witness he has provided expert consultation on a wide variety of medication-related matters including: dispensing and prescribing errors, adverse drug side-effects and drug interactions, allergies to medications, medication-related fatal events, standards of pharmacy practice, standards of medication use in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and other issues. The cases he has worked on are equally divided bet...

Kathleen L Klika, BSW Klika Consulting, LLC

West Bend, Wisconsin
Long Term Care - Assisted Living, Group Homes, Adult Family Homes, Adult Day Services, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, Mental Illness, Physical Disabilities, Assisted Living Standards of Care, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care for People with Disabilities