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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

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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

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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

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Proper Background Checks on Employees Can Reduce Risks at Nursing Homes

Posted on: September 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Every organization depends on its employees in its daily operations. Employees are the lifeblood of companies, performing the tasks that keep the business running efficiently. In the healthcare industry, such as in nursing homes, these employees may be asked to tackle complex challenges; their expertise and care are instrumental in patient care. Finding the right […] Read More

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Hurricane Season is Here, and Many Nursing Homes Aren’t Prepared

Posted on: September 6, 2019 by Chris Murray

Despite a relatively slow start to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, favorable conditions off the western African coast have begun to spawn intense storms. These storms have the potential to cause millions or even billions of dollars of damage, not to mention the lives lost by wind and flooding. Hurricane Dorian is a perfect example […] Read More

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Nursing Homes: When and How to Move Residents to a Higher Level of Care

Posted on: August 9, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes have a duty to provide safe accommodations and expert medical care to their residents. Across the country, millions of seniors and at-risk individuals receive care at nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, nursing homes are often limited in the amount and complexity of medical services they can provide to residents. If a resident should need […] Read More

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The Elopement Risk in Nursing Homes

Posted on: August 2, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing home managers and staff face many risks as they deliver care to elderly residents. While nursing home insurance is seen as the foundation of any risk management plan, there are many other considerations for keeping facility residents safe from harm. One of the predominant risks affecting nursing homes is that of elopement, or unsupervised […] Read More

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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

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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

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