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Common Myths About Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by Caitlin Morgan

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

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

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

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home Risk Management

Understanding Common Home Health Care Liabilities

Posted on: August 25, 2017 by Chris Murray

As the baby boomer generation ages, more and more are requiring certain healthcare facilities to take care of their needs. In 2016 it was reported that there were 49.2 million U.S. residents aged 65 and older, which is a 40 percent increase from the numbers reported in 2000. While some choose to go to nursing […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Insurance

Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation

Posted on: August 22, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

With more and more states voting to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational uses, the need for discussion about the use of medical marijuana in workers’ compensation cases has grown. At this time, twenty-nine states – as well as Washington, D.C. – have broadly legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, while eight states have legalized it […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

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

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Healthcare Facilities Insurance Long-term care facility Nursing Home

WCRI Report Finds Reduction in Opioid-Connected Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: August 8, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has been making headlines for causing a high number of opiate-related overdoses and vastly increasing the numbers of people who are addicted to synthetic opiates. Many have pointed to workers’ compensation in particular as a root cause of the epidemic; medications such as Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin have been […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: July 27, 2017 by Chris Murray

As technology has continued to advance, the artificial intelligence previously only seen in science fiction has started to become more commonplace in business and everyday life. Items such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Echo, and Tesla’s Autopilot feature have rapidly grown in popularity and are not uncommon to see in everyday life. The business world is […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care

How Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Impact Jobs in Healthcare

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by Chris Murray

Today, Senate will be voting on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or repeal and replace it with the GOP’s replacement, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. If the Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare) is repealed, federal funding for healthcare (particularly Medicaid) would be drastically reduced, which will impact the level of […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home

Summer Fire Safety for Nursing Homes

Posted on: July 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

Though the summertime is hurricane season for many parts of the world, areas with drier climates have another weather concern: fires. Nearly 5,000 fires take place each day during the summer, and there are a wide variety of factors that can lead to a fire. From a hot, dry climate to overheating electrical devices, dust […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home Risk Management

Vermont First Responders Gain Workers’ Compensation for Mental Health Issues

Posted on: July 11, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

In an unprecedented decision, a recent piece of legislation from the state of Vermont has granted the state’s first responders with workers’ compensation coverage for mental health issues and illnesses incurred as a result of work. The law, which entered effect on July 1st, overturned an earlier Vermont Supreme Court ruling that previously prohibited first […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation