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When Can Nursing Homes Face Negligence Claims?

Posted on: November 13, 2019 by Chris Murray

Millions of senior Americans receive medical treatment and care in residential nursing homes. By and large, nursing home residents are treated with compassion and dignity. Unfortunately, a rise in claims of abuse or neglect has negatively impacted the nursing home industry, leading to increased regulatory scrutiny. Although nursing home insurance is the foundation of risk […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

How Nursing Homes Should Respond in the Face of External Investigations

Posted on: November 8, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes face significant challenges in both resident care delivery and regulatory compliance. A patchwork of local, state, and federal regulations governing nursing home operations has only added to the complexities inherent in this sector of the healthcare industry. Nursing home insurance supplements the risk management strategies designed to reduce liability exposures, such as claims […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Most Common Problems That Arise During Workers’ Compensation Claims Reporting

Posted on: October 30, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) insurance is an integral part of the American business landscape. Designed to provide financial support for workers injured on the job, this insurance solution is mandated by most state laws. The claims process when a worker becomes injured often takes place behind the scenes, leading many employers to lose control over […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

How Wellness Programs Can Increase Safety and Other Benefits in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: October 23, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, millions of seniors receive care at assisted living facilities (ALFs) and other long-term care centers. Facility managers and staff are continually seeking ways of improving the lives of residents, helping them to live longer and remain healthier. One of the novel ways that ALFs are doing that is by implementing wellness programs. […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

The Greatest Risk Management Concerns for Home Health Care Workers

Posted on: October 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

The home health care sector is experiencing a boom in the United States. Once seen as a luxury service for the wealthy, home health care has expanded to serve residents of any financial status and location, including rural areas not served by healthcare facilities. With the rise of this sector has come new challenges and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

What Should Nursing Homes Do in the Event of a Power Outage?

Posted on: October 9, 2019 by Chris Murray

The primary role of nursing homes is to provide safe and competent care for residents. Delivering care to seniors is a challenging process in which facility managers and staff must prepare for both expected and unforeseen risks. One of these risks is that of power outages; for most, a loss of electricity is a minor […] Read More

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Key Factors to Consider in Nursing Home Risk Management Plans

Posted on: October 2, 2019 by Chris Murray

In the healthcare industry, facilities and their staff face numerous risks as they deliver care to patients. The nursing home industry is no exception, and in certain circumstances, these facilities may experience even higher risk exposures due to the advanced age and health conditions of their residents. Nursing home insurance is only part of a […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

What Organizations Can Do to Encourage Incident and Near-Miss Reporting

Posted on: September 27, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Workplace safety is the cornerstone of risk management in the modern business world. Implementing a safety-oriented culture across all operations supplements workers’ compensation insurance and liability insurance policies in terms of managing workplace risks. Even more importantly, workplace safety helps to significantly reduce insurance claims, thereby lowering overhead expenses. In today’s workplace, incident reporting – […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Repetitive Stress Injuries: A Risk for Healthcare Facility Workers and Residents Alike

Posted on: September 25, 2019 by Chris Murray

The healthcare industry faces significant challenges and risks as it delivers care to those who need it most. Healthcare workers experience high rates of injury; in fact, nurses and paraprofessionals have injury rates higher than in dangerous industry categories like commercial logging and mining. Among healthcare workers in assisted living facilities, repetitive stress injuries dominate […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Telehealth is Rapidly Changing the Face of Home Health Care

Posted on: September 13, 2019 by Chris Murray

Technology has ushered in new ways of providing care in the healthcare industry. One of the most exciting developments in the technological front is that of telehealth, sometimes referred to as “telemedicine” or “eHealth”. Caregivers are able to handle routine wellness checks and even certain diagnostics without having to visit a patient in person. In […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care