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Preventing Respiratory Tract Infections in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: August 17, 2017 by Chris Murray

As the summer comes closer to an end and the days slowly grow colder and shorter as we enter autumn and prepare for winter, it’s time to start thinking about common infections and how they can be prevented. Respiratory tract infections, which include diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, asthma, the common cold and […] Read More

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Social Media Training for Senior Living Staff – Part II

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by Chris Murray

Senior living staff use social media both at home and work – whether it’s to blog, connect with individuals via Facebook, share photos on Instagram or Snapchat, make job connections on LinkedIn, or upload videos on YouTube. As we mentioned in our previous article, there are many benefits in communication and sharing healthcare information through […] Read More

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Creating a Strong Social Media Policy for Senior Living Facilities – Part I

Posted on: June 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

Social media and other web-based tools have provided many industries, including the senior living sector, with additional methods of communication and information sharing. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others can be used to effectively improve healthcare but they also present potential risks to residents, employees and providers and can result in the distribution […] Read More

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A Primer on Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities offer community-based long-term living arrangements designed for seniors who need some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs), but who are also looking to preserve as much independence as possible. These communities vary greatly: from a modern high-rise apartment building to a quiet suburban townhome community. Some may resemble a resort […] Read More

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How the New Healthcare Proposal May Affect Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by Chris Murray

On the heels of the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has been marked by strong debate over its cost and opposition regarding certain provisions in the legislation including the employer mandate, the GOP recently introduced a new healthcare bill. The proposed American Health Care Act as it stands now has several […] Read More

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Senior Living Facilities Taking a Closer Look at D&O and Cyber Liability Insurance

Posted on: December 21, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Owners and investors of senior living facilities – from Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) to skilled nursing care homes and assisted living – are increasingly viewing directors and officers exposures and data breach-related risks as top concerns. This has led to more insureds looking at coverage options and levels when reviewing the need for Directors […] Read More

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Report Cites Liability Rates for Long Term Care Rising for Three Consecutive Years

Posted on: November 30, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Aon Global Risk Consulting released findings from their analysis showing that the cost of liability continues to increase for the long-term care profession. The overall national long-term care loss rate is expected to grow by 5% annually, with claim frequency driving the increase at an expected 3% growth […] Read More

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Insurance Study: Rising Liability Costs for Long Term Care Facilities

Posted on: November 21, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Insurance Study: Rising Liability Costs for Long Term Care Facilities A recent study by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Aon Global Risk Consulting indicates that liability costs for long term care providers are expected to increase by five percent and claims frequency is also expected to rise. The annual study, Long Term Care […] Read More

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Alzheimer’s: A Growing Concern for Long-Term Care As Population Ages

Posted on: April 3, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Alzheimer’s: A Growing Concern for Long-Term Care As Population Ages A new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association shows that a staggering one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.  Furthermore, even when dementia is not necessarily the cause of death, it can serve to speed up the decline of […] Read More

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Senior Living: Taco Bell’s “Viva Young” Campaign Taps Into CCRCs

Posted on: February 6, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Senior Living: Taco Bell’s “Viva Young” Campaign Taps Into Growing Segment On Super Bowl Sunday everyone across the country is anticipating what we hope to be a nail-biting game. But along with the sport of sports comes the anticipation of what ad execs will come up with to entertain us during the commercials. There was […] Read More

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