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How to Best Integrate Technology in Senior Care

Posted on: September 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Advanced technologies are being implemented in assisted living facilities across the country. These technologies improve resident safety, streamline delivery of services, and serve to manage healthcare records in an efficient and secure manner. Unfortunately, as new technologies are adopted, new risks emerge. Considerations of resident privacy and data security are at the forefront of risk […] Read More

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Assisted Living Residents Fear “Walk-In Tests”

Posted on: September 14, 2018 by Chris Murray

Millions of Americans depend on the compassionate care of assisted living facilities. Such facilities can be found in nearly every community, delivering around-the-clock care to their residents. As seniors investigate the options available to them, many have discovered that most facilities assess the needs of potential residents before accepting them. These so-called “walk-in tests” have […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

How Assisted Living Facility Staff Can Protect Their Residents from Fraud

Posted on: September 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Elderly people across the country rely on assisted living facilities for their care. Aging Americans are at risk from many factors, including disease and neglect, which care facilities work hard to prevent. Unfortunately, health concerns are not the only risks elderly residents face; financial exploitation and fraud account for $3 billion or more in losses […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Developing an Assisted Living Risk Management Program: Training and Educating Healthcare Providers

Posted on: August 17, 2018 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities are designed to provide long-term care for residents in a safe and comfortable environment. Assisted living facilities, their staff, and their management teams work hard to provide this level of care, keeping in mind the unique litigation risks and exposures these facilities and the industry at large faces on a daily basis. […] Read More

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Developing An Assisted Living Risk Management Plan: Assessing Major Risks

Posted on: August 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities have a duty to their patients of providing safe care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. There are many risks associated with assisted living facilities, and the best ones will have comprehensive risk management plans in place to help protect the facility, its staff, and its patients […] Read More

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How Assisted Living Facilities Can Improve Staffing and Reduce Turnover

Posted on: June 29, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the first part of our two-part series on employee turnover rates in assisted living facilities, we reviewed some of the factors that influence rates. Employee turnover at assisted living and other senior care facilities drive up costs, requiring organizations to spend funds on recruiting and training. Loss of income on the part of care […] Read More

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High Employee Turnover Causes Trouble for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: June 22, 2018 by Chris Murray

Across the United States, assisted living and senior care facilities are facing unprecedented employee turnover rates. There are many factors that influence the turnover rate, including job stress and low pay rates. Employee turnover has a steep financial cost for assisted living facilities; industry analysts point to the fact that replacing one skilled employee can […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Claims from Assisted Living Facilities Are on the Rise: What’s the Cause?

Posted on: May 23, 2018 by Chris Murray

Last month, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance released its most recent set of data on long-term care insurance (LTCi) claims and from where they originate. According to the data, nearly one in five LTCi claims originated from assisted living facilities in 2017. This figure – 19.7 percent – is a significant increase. In […] Read More

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Assisted Living Facilities and Wheelchair-Bound Residents

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

As their name indicates, assisted living facilities operate with the intent to aid those who no longer have the physical or mental capacity to handle their everyday tasks. These residents can include those with dementia, those recovering from hospitalizations or surgery and need rehabilitation, or those who lack the function to care for themselves, and […] Read More

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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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