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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

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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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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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