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Claims from Assisted Living Facilities Are on the Rise: What’s the Cause?

Posted on: May 23, 2018 by Chris Murray

Last month, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance released its most recent set of data on long-term care insurance (LTCi) claims and from where they originate. According to the data, nearly one in five LTCi claims originated from assisted living facilities in 2017. This figure – 19.7 percent – is a significant increase. In […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Top Reasons for Buying Cyber Liability Insurance

Posted on: May 16, 2018 by Caitlin Morgan

This blog was originally published on November 26, 2014. It was updated and re-published on May 16, 2018. In this day and age, we can’t stress enough the importance of businesses purchasing Cyber Liability insurance. As we have written many times, all industry segments are affected by cyber threats – from healthcare and medical facilities […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability

Midwest Insurance Group Welcomes Beth Alford as Risk Management Consultant

Posted on: May 9, 2018 by Caitlin Morgan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Murray, President (317) 575-3979 Midwest Insurance Group Welcomes Beth Alford as Risk Management Consultant Indianapolis, Indiana (May 9, 2018) – Midwest Insurance Group, formed for Indiana healthcare firms operating in the senior living market, has just brought Beth Alford on as its new contracted Risk Management Consultant. Beth Alford, RN, […] Read More

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Asthma Management for Elderly Patients

Posted on: May 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

On May 1, we celebrated World Asthma Day. This annual event, organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, aims to improve asthma awareness and care on a global basis. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on aging, over two million Americans age 65 and older have asthma, and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

Assisted Living Facilities and Wheelchair-Bound Residents

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

As their name indicates, assisted living facilities operate with the intent to aid those who no longer have the physical or mental capacity to handle their everyday tasks. These residents can include those with dementia, those recovering from hospitalizations or surgery and need rehabilitation, or those who lack the function to care for themselves, and […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

The Home Health Care Market is Set to Surpass $391.41B by 2021

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by Chris Murray

Zion Market Research just recently published a new report, entitled “Global Home Healthcare Market (Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies) and Services (Rehabilitation, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Respiratory Therapy, Infusion Therapy and Unskilled Home Healthcare Services): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015-2021.” The report, which examined […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

The Benefits of Sensitivity Training in Nursing Homes

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by Chris Murray

One does not necessarily have to use advanced technology or complex treatment plans to improve healthcare outcomes and better communicate with patients. Sometimes all it requires is an increase in provider empathy. It is no secret that nursing home and other long-term care facility employees have historically seen high levels of employee turnover and burnout […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

Recent Study Finds Many Physicians Do Not Thoroughly Review Home Health Care Plans

Posted on: April 9, 2018 by Chris Murray

A recent survey of physicians published by the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that home health care treatment plans frequently do not receive the amount of scrutiny that they should before certification. The study was comprised of 1,005 physicians specializing in geriatrics, family or general medicine, or hospice and palliative care. Of these respondents, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

A Guide to Safe Patient Handling in Nursing Homes

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

Patient handling is a twofold risk for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. In addition to being a source of danger for patients when being lifted by improperly-trained employees, the act of lifting a patient is a common source of staff injury. Nursing home employees have a musculoskeletal injury rate that is seven times greater […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home Workers Compensation

Should Nursing Homes Use Video Surveillance?

Posted on: March 29, 2018 by Chris Murray

For nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, it is understood that staff and other professionals need to keep an eye on their residents, both for treatment purposes and the residents’ safety. However, while some nursing homes choose to use their staff members for this purpose, other facilities have elected to place surveillance cameras in […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home