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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

Assisted Living Facilities: Preparing for Inspections

Posted on: March 26, 2018 by Chris Murray

It is absolutely imperative that nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and all other healthcare facilities be run up to a certain standard, both for resident health and safety and worker safety. Because of this, these facilities are subject to regular inspections in order to ensure that they are in compliance with state and federal regulations. […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Are You Required to Provide Workers’ Compensation for Volunteers?

Posted on: March 21, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

The majority of businesses are well aware of the risks of an on-the-job employee injury, and have a workers’ compensation program and insurance in place to protect themselves. However, for nonprofit organizations or businesses that make use of volunteer workers, the question of what an injury means for the organization grows a bit more complicated. […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Upcoming Changes to the Home Health Care Landscape

Posted on: March 13, 2018 by Chris Murray

From technological advances to new pieces of legislation, home health care is an ever-changing field. Though 2018 has only just begun, there are already several key changes on the horizon for the home health care industry that have the potential to affect employment, payment, and standard procedure for home health care providers. These three forthcoming […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Nursing Homes: Knowing Residents’ Legal Rights

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by Chris Murray

There is no quicker route to a professional liability claim than violating federal regulations. Though nursing homes are not technically “hospitals” (they are instead defined as private institutions that provide food, shelter, and care for sick or aged individuals), they may be legally considered hospitals for selected purposes under some statutes, and their residents all […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

In 2018, Home Health Care Aides Are Among the Toughest Positions to Fill

Posted on: February 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

In a recent ranking by CareerCast, home health care aides ranked as the number-four most difficult job to fill in the United States in 2018. This position came in behind application software developers, construction laborers, and financial advisors, with information security analysts rounding out the top five. Personal care aides also appeared on the list, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Prepare for Blizzards

Posted on: February 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Certain parts of the country might be warming up this week, but the vernal equinox not being until March 20, and we’ve still got a month of potential winter weather, and for many areas of the United States, that means snow, or even blizzards. As we saw in late 2017 with the multiple successive hurricanes, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Long-term care facility Medical Facilities

Preventing Workers’ Compensation Reporting Lag

Posted on: February 14, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

No business wants to think about the possibility of one of their employees falling ill or becoming injured as a result of their job, but once an injury occurs, it’s imperative that the injury be reported to the employer and the workers’ compensation company as soon as possible. Lag time, which refers to the period […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Compensation