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The Challenges Home Health Care Aides Face in Medication Administration

Posted on: March 15, 2019 by Chris Murray

In the United States, the home health care sector is booming. The sector has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and accounts for over $90 billion in gross output. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over five million people receive medical services from home health care personnel. With that […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

The Current Challenges Facing Nursing Homes

Posted on: March 1, 2019 by Chris Murray

In the modern healthcare industry, nursing homes perform a critical, yet often overlooked, role. These facilities are designed to provide long-term care to patients, supplementing and often replacing the care patients receive in hospitals and clinics. Patients are typically the elderly, but many patients afflicted with severe physical and mental disabilities also receive care in […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

How Healthcare Facilities Can Promote Workplace Wellness to Reduce Burnout and Claims

Posted on: February 27, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

The healthcare industry faces many challenges as it delivers compassionate care to patients of all ages. One of the primary challenges is that of workplace “burnout”, where caregivers like nurses and physicians experience high stress levels and a subsequent decline in performance. This is often due to excessively high workloads and corresponding expectations among administrators […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Wellness Program Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Why Do Nurses Get Sued?

Posted on: February 22, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nurses are an important–even essential–part of the healthcare landscape. These skilled professionals are responsible for numerous aspects of the healthcare delivery model, providing care and comfort for patients both in and out of medical facilities like nursing homes. In today’s litigious society, however, nurses are at risk of lawsuits. There are many types of liability […] Read More

Posted in: blog Malpractice Insurance Medical Malpractice

The Evolution of Technology in Home Health Care

Posted on: February 14, 2019 by Chris Murray

Sometimes referred to as private-duty home care or allied healthcare, home health care is one area of the healthcare market that is experienced tremendous growth in recent years. In the past, home health care was considered a luxury all but out of reach of most seniors. Today, with advances in technology and an evolving service […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Why Assisted Living Facilities Need Proper Transport Procedures

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by Chris Murray

Residents of assisted living facilities depend on the compassionate and safe care these facilities provide. As the American population ages, more and more people will receive care at assisted living centers, nursing homes, and similar skilled-care operations. These facilities may not always have all the treatment options available in-house, and thus may need to transport […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

2019 Forecast: Healthcare Cybersecurity

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has come to rely on computer-based systems to deliver care. The industry is a leader in terms of integrating systems, utilizing digital records and analytical tools to better address the needs of patients. With such a reliance on computerized systems, however, the healthcare industry faces significant risks, especially […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare

Join Michael Mead in December 6 Strafford Live Webinar

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by Caitlin Morgan

Michael Mead, CPCU, will present a panel discussion on an upcoming Strafford live webinar. The panel, entitled “Structuring Captive Insurance Programs: Key Provisions, Regulatory Requirements, Risk-Pooling Arrangements”, is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2018 between 1:00PM and 2:30PM Eastern Standard Time (10:00AM-11:30AM PST). The webinar and its panel will present guidance and education on captive […] Read More

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What Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Consider When Caring for Those With Dementia

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, one in every three seniors dies with dementia, a collective term for cognitive losses including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops the disease every 65 seconds, representing 5.7 million people in the U.S. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home

The Impact of Mental Illness on Nursing Home Care

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in operation. As of 2014, when statistics on the nursing home industry were collected, 1.4 million people received care at these facilities. Elderly patients with a wide range of abilities, illnesses, and needs rely on nursing home […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home