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Join Michael Mead in December 6 Strafford Live Webinar

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by Caitlin Morgan

Michael Mead, CPCU, will present a panel discussion on an upcoming Strafford live webinar. The panel, entitled “Structuring Captive Insurance Programs: Key Provisions, Regulatory Requirements, Risk-Pooling Arrangements”, is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2018 between 1:00PM and 2:30PM Eastern Standard Time (10:00AM-11:30AM PST). The webinar and its panel will present guidance and education on captive […] Read More

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What Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Consider When Caring for Those With Dementia

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, one in every three seniors dies with dementia, a collective term for cognitive losses including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops the disease every 65 seconds, representing 5.7 million people in the U.S. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home

A Guide to Workers’ Compensation for Small Accounts

Posted on: October 31, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Of the many types of insurance coverage available for business owners, workers’ compensation insurance is one of the most important. This crucial insurance coverage helps to protect employees by paying for lost wages and medical expenses if those employees were to become injured on the job. In many states, some form of workers’ compensation insurance […] Read More

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How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reduce Their Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: October 24, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

To the outside observer, healthcare operations like nursing homes and long-term care facilities may seem like relatively safe, low-risk workplaces. Unfortunately, this is not the case; employees of these facilities are exposed to some of the highest rates of work-related injuries across industries – even higher than dangerous operations like mining and manufacturing. As a […] Read More

Posted in: blog Long-term care facility Workers Compensation

Home Health Care is on the Rise, but Regulations Are Often Lacking

Posted on: October 12, 2018 by Chris Murray

America’s population is aging faster than ever, with a sharp uptick in the number of people entering the Medicare system over the past decade. Between 2017 and the end of the first quarter of 2018, 1.2 million “baby boomers” became Medicare beneficiaries, bringing the total number of beneficiaries in the program to a staggering 58 […] Read More

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The Impact of Mental Illness on Nursing Home Care

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in operation. As of 2014, when statistics on the nursing home industry were collected, 1.4 million people received care at these facilities. Elderly patients with a wide range of abilities, illnesses, and needs rely on nursing home […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

How Nursing Homes Can Handle Allegations of Abuse

Posted on: October 3, 2018 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes are committed to providing their residents with compassionate care and safe living conditions. These facilities have a duty to their residents, and most work very hard to ensure the best quality of care. Unfortunately, there have been several highly-publicized incidents of abuse in the news in recent years. Allegations of abuse can result […] Read More

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How to Best Integrate Technology in Senior Care

Posted on: September 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Advanced technologies are being implemented in assisted living facilities across the country. These technologies improve resident safety, streamline delivery of services, and serve to manage healthcare records in an efficient and secure manner. Unfortunately, as new technologies are adopted, new risks emerge. Considerations of resident privacy and data security are at the forefront of risk […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability

The Pros and Cons of Smart Technology in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: September 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Tremendous advances have been made in the healthcare field over the past decade. Digital diagnostic and recordkeeping systems have streamlined care for patients of every age. Technologies that make it easier to monitor patient activities have been employed in facilities around the world. Some of the same technologies used by healthcare providers have also found […] Read More

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Assisted Living Residents Fear “Walk-In Tests”

Posted on: September 14, 2018 by Chris Murray

Millions of Americans depend on the compassionate care of assisted living facilities. Such facilities can be found in nearly every community, delivering around-the-clock care to their residents. As seniors investigate the options available to them, many have discovered that most facilities assess the needs of potential residents before accepting them. These so-called “walk-in tests” have […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog