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Reducing Stress and Burnout in Home Health Care Providers

Posted on: July 17, 2019 by Chris Murray

The healthcare industry is a dynamic field, with ever-increasing demands for safety and efficiency. The home health care sector faces unique demands, with caregivers expected to provide compassionate, accurate care despite many challenges. Among the many challenges home health care providers must contend with is that of staff burnout; caregivers are expected to do more […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Legionnaires’ Disease and the Importance of Nursing Home Plumbing Maintenance

Posted on: July 10, 2019 by Chris Murray

Most people understand some of the many challenges facing the nursing home industry as it delivers care to senior residents. Healthcare has become more complex in recent years, and nursing home staff members are often being asked to do more with less – less staff, fewer resources, and less time. These facilities owe their residents […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

Wage Theft: A Rapidly Growing Problem in Nursing Homes

Posted on: July 3, 2019 by Chris Murray

Caregivers at our nation’s nursing homes and long term care facilities face many challenges. Complex patient care, the risk of injury, and an exhausting workload are some of the conditions these medical professionals deal with on a daily basis. Nurses and aides deserve to be paid fairly for the time they commit to the care […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

Posted on: June 28, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Regulatory inspections are a part of nearly every business operation. Inspections – particularly from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — serve to ensure that health and safety guidelines are being followed, which ultimately helps to protect workers from potential sources of injury. By reducing injury, business owners can drive down workers’ compensation claims, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

The Case for Ergonomics in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: June 26, 2019 by Chris Murray

In the healthcare profession, staff injuries occur at an alarming rate. Injuries range from minor slip and fall incidents to severe musculoskeletal strains and sprains that can leave the caregiver unable to complete his or her duties. Increasing patient demands, including transferring and moving patients, can lead to injuries that create chronic pain and lost […] Read More

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

Safe Patient Handling Procedures for Home Health Care

Posted on: June 14, 2019 by Chris Murray

Throughout the healthcare industry, there are many challenges caregivers face when transferring or lifting patients. Patient handling is a critical aspect of the healthcare profession. In the home health sector, patient movements performed by home health care providers present even more risks; improper patient handling procedures can lead to severe injuries on the part of […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

The Importance of Developing a Complaint Handling Procedure

Posted on: June 12, 2019 by Chris Murray

Millions of adults receive care in nursing homes in the United States. These facilities offer comfortable residences, expert medical care, and assistance with daily tasks in a compassionate and competent manner. Unfortunately, even the best facilities experience complaints, both from residents and their family members. In addition to nursing home insurance as part of a […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

When Do Nursing Homes Have the Legal Right to Discharge?

Posted on: June 7, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, nursing homes provide residential care for millions of seniors. Nursing home facilities owe their residents compassionate care and safe living environments, and for the most part, these facilities do their part. Unfortunately, evictions are on the rise, as some facility managers seek to discharge those residents seen as troublesome or beyond the […] Read More

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Workplace Violence Claims in the Workers’ Compensation System

Posted on: May 31, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

America’s workforce is the lifeblood of the country. Commerce depends on the efforts of employees producing the goods and services society demands. Those workers expect safe workplaces, and in broad terms, working conditions in the United States are relatively safe. Unfortunately, workplace violence is on the rise; the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […] Read More

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The Liabilities Surrounding Water Quality in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: May 24, 2019 by Chris Murray

Water quality is an aspect of our daily lives that many of us take for granted. The United States boasts some of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, thanks to stringent regulations and rigorous quality testing protocols. Despite these protections, water contamination events have and do occur. For seniors, especially those with weakened […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog