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Responding to Slips and Falls at an Assisted Living Facility

Posted on: December 14, 2017 by Chris Murray

It’s the moment that everyone fears: hearing that their loved one has been injured. At assisted living facilities, this moment is most likely to be spurred by a slip or fall. Slips and falls are by far the most common form of injury amongst assisted living facility residents and senior citizens in general; one in […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

The Dangers of Influenza in Nursing Homes

Posted on: December 12, 2017 by Chris Murray

Though the winter solstice isn’t until December 21st, many states have already begun their descent into winter, which includes colder weather, shorter days, and the spread of illnesses such as influenza. While there are no official dates that signify the beginning and end of “flu season”, CDC data has shown that influenza cases start to […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Benefits of a Return-to-Work Program

Posted on: December 7, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

No matter what industry you work in, there is always the risk that something could go wrong, and that one of your employees could be injured, contract an illness, or experience something else that would necessitate a break from working. Last year, 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by employers in the […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Florida’s Guarantee Insurance Co. Has Been Declared Insolvent

Posted on: November 30, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

This month, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based workers’ compensation insurance carrier Guarantee Insurance Co. has been declared insolvent and then placed under state receivership by state regulators. Receivership refers to a type of corporate bankruptcy in which the courts or creditors appoint a receiver (in this case, state insurance regulators) to run the company and have […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Compensation

What Is Skilled Nursing Care?

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

One of the most common concerns that the average person has regarding home health care is the quality of care that their loved one will receive. As we have discussed in previous blogs, many are concerned that the staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home healthcare are inferior to registered nurses working […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Managing Risks at Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: November 10, 2017 by Chris Murray

Updated November 10, 2017   In 2016, it was reported that lawsuits against assisted living facilities were on the rise, far surpassing the number of nursing home negligence cases. Neville Bilimoria, a partner with Chicago’s health practice law group Duane Morris LLP, said, “The plaintiffs’ [attorneys] use one theme in all of their nursing home […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Home Health Care Named One of the Industries With the Highest Return on Equity

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Chris Murray

A recent financial statement analysis from Sageworks, a financial information company for the private sector, revealed the fifteen industries with the highest return on equity (ROE) within the past twelve months. Return on equity is calculated by dividing annual net income by total equity (the difference between assets and liabilities), and the resulting figure is […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Home Health Care

Nursing Home Winter Liabilities

Posted on: November 3, 2017 by Chris Murray

Earlier this year, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, other businesses, and individuals found their establishments heavily damaged by severe hurricanes. Atlantic hurricane season will officially end on November 30th, and it is estimated that the probability of another hurricane or tropical storm striking the United States this final month is very low. However, residential care […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home

Proposed Legislation Calls for New Nursing Home Requirements

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by Chris Murray

United States Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has proposed a new law that would require nursing homes to have generators that are capable of powering air conditioning units for at least 96 hours. Wasserman Schultz proposed the bill in Florida and cited the tragedy that occurred at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a result […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

How Assisted Living Facilities Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

Ironically enough, healthcare industry workers are among the most likely to receive on-the-job injuries. Out of the over 16 million people employed in the healthcare sector, an average of 5.2 workers per every 100 will suffer a nonfatal injury each year, but the nursing home, assisted living, and residential care segment of the industry has […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation