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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

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HCS Survey Shows Decrease in Assisted Living Turnover Rates

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

Last week, the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service released its 20th annual “Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report”, which chronicles the compensation details of individuals employed in the assisted living sector. The report displays mostly  positive results: overall turnover has decreased since last year. However, selected positions did show increased turnover rates. The report surveyed […] Read More

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Responding to Slips and Falls at an Assisted Living Facility

Posted on: December 14, 2017 by Chris Murray

It’s the moment that everyone fears: hearing that their loved one has been injured. At assisted living facilities, this moment is most likely to be spurred by a slip or fall. Slips and falls are by far the most common form of injury amongst assisted living facility residents and senior citizens in general; one in […] Read More

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Managing Risks at Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: November 10, 2017 by Chris Murray

Updated November 10, 2017   In 2016, it was reported that lawsuits against assisted living facilities were on the rise, far surpassing the number of nursing home negligence cases. Neville Bilimoria, a partner with Chicago’s health practice law group Duane Morris LLP, said, “The plaintiffs’ [attorneys] use one theme in all of their nursing home […] Read More

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How Assisted Living Facilities Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

Ironically enough, healthcare industry workers are among the most likely to receive on-the-job injuries. Out of the over 16 million people employed in the healthcare sector, an average of 5.2 workers per every 100 will suffer a nonfatal injury each year, but the nursing home, assisted living, and residential care segment of the industry has […] Read More

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Disaster Preparation for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: October 12, 2017 by Chris Murray

The past few months have seen numerous examples of devastating disasters in the United States. The back-to-back Atlantic hurricanes have left many businesses in the the southern United States and Puerto Rico destroyed or damaged, and California is currently in the midst of being struck by wildfires. For a business, being hit with a natural […] Read More

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New NCAL Report Shows an Increase in Assisted Living Regulations

Posted on: October 5, 2017 by Chris Murray

Each year, the National Center for Assisted Living releases the “Assisted Living State Regulation Review”, which provides a record of states’ requirements and regulations for licensing or certification for their assisted living facilities. Some of the requirements include the state agencies in charge of licensing assisted living, requirements for residency, admission and discharge regulations, scope […] Read More

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Common Myths About Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by Chris Murray

From September 10-16, 2017, the National Center for Assisted Living’s National Assisted Living Week® occurred. The week has occurred annually since 1995, and was initially established to raise awareness of the work that assisted living facilities do in caring for senior citizens and patients with disabilities. Today, during the annual week assisted living facilities are […] Read More

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What Hurricane Harvey Has Taught Nursing Homes About Hurricane Safety

Posted on: August 30, 2017 by Chris Murray

You most likely have seen recent headlines about the impact of Hurricane Harvey, particularly its impact in southeastern Texas. The storm, the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has caused a death toll of at least 27 (and rising), and disastrous flooding in the Houston area. One piece of news coverage about […] Read More

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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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