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Failure to Provide LGBT Care: A Rising Cause of Nursing Home Claims

Posted on: July 13, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, over one million people aged 65 or over identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans (LGBT). As this population grows older, thoughts turn to receiving long-term medical care at a nursing home or assisted living facility. According to a survey conducted by the AARP, over 60% of LGBT adults worried that […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Dangers of Not Carrying Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted on: July 6, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Operating a business comes with many expenses. From small local operations to sprawling multinational corporations, business owners often seek ways of cutting operating costs. Companies typically focus on improving efficiencies and cutting waste to save money. For some companies, particularly in areas where it is not required, workers’ compensation insurance may be seen as an […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Preventing Equipment Failures at Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: July 4, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the healthcare industry, healthcare providers and facilities are expected to provide their patients with safe, reliable, and robust care around the clock. Assisted living facilities are no exception. Utility considerations, such as how to operate when critical equipment fails, is an important part of the emergency planning process for these facilities. Assisted living insurance […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

How Assisted Living Facilities Can Improve Staffing and Reduce Turnover

Posted on: June 29, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the first part of our two-part series on employee turnover rates in assisted living facilities, we reviewed some of the factors that influence rates. Employee turnover at assisted living and other senior care facilities drive up costs, requiring organizations to spend funds on recruiting and training. Loss of income on the part of care […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Uncategorized

High Employee Turnover Causes Trouble for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: June 22, 2018 by Chris Murray

Across the United States, assisted living and senior care facilities are facing unprecedented employee turnover rates. There are many factors that influence the turnover rate, including job stress and low pay rates. Employee turnover has a steep financial cost for assisted living facilities; industry analysts point to the fact that replacing one skilled employee can […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

The Importance of Protecting Residents’ Personal Property

Posted on: June 15, 2018 by Chris Murray

Millions of elderly Americans rely on the care and shelter provided by nursing homes. Patients of nursing homes and skilled care facilities have a right to a safe environment; unfortunately, these patients are attractive targets for thieves. In a nursing home industry study, it was estimated that over 25% of facility employees witnessed coworkers stealing […] Read More

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Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Workers’ Compensation Return-to-Work (RTW) Programs

Posted on: June 8, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Return-to-Work (RTW) programs are plans established by businesses to help reintegrate injured employees, getting those workers back on the job as quickly as possible. These programs have many benefits for employers and employees alike; for employers, effective RTW programs can reduce workers’ compensation costs, and for employees these programs represent both skill retention and financial […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

How Nursing Homes Can be Prepared for Hurricane Season

Posted on: June 1, 2018 by Chris Murray

After devastating hurricanes impacted nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the Gulf Coast region of the United States in recent years, lawmakers and regulatory agencies have worked hard to create protections for these organizations. Despite strong initiatives to encourage the availability backup electrical power and disaster planning on the part of nursing homes, it […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Rise of the Smart Home Health Care Market

Posted on: May 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

As we mentioned in another blog post earlier this year, the global home health care market is predicted to see a significant growth in the next three years. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.40 percent, the market is expected to reach $391.41B in revenue by 2021. Why is the market growing? With […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

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