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Telehealth is Rapidly Changing the Face of Home Health Care

Posted on: September 13, 2019 by Chris Murray

Technology has ushered in new ways of providing care in the healthcare industry. One of the most exciting developments in the technological front is that of telehealth, sometimes referred to as “telemedicine” or “eHealth”. Caregivers are able to handle routine wellness checks and even certain diagnostics without having to visit a patient in person. In […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Proper Background Checks on Employees Can Reduce Risks at Nursing Homes

Posted on: September 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Every organization depends on its employees in its daily operations. Employees are the lifeblood of companies, performing the tasks that keep the business running efficiently. In the healthcare industry, such as in nursing homes, these employees may be asked to tackle complex challenges; their expertise and care are instrumental in patient care. Finding the right […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Legalization of Cannabis and its Effect on Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted on: August 30, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Modern businesses face many challenges as they conduct their daily operations. Some of these challenges are centered on employee health and safety, with businesses implementing safety-oriented programs and services to help keep workers safe and to reduce the expenses associated with workers’ compensation insurance claims. The legalization of cannabis in a number of U.S. states […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Security Concerns for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: August 23, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the United States, millions of seniors receive healthcare services from assisted living facilities (ALFs). These facilities are responsible for compassionate, accurate, and safe delivery of services. Among the concerns for ALFs is the role of security. Security of buildings has two-fold benefits for ALF owners and operators; these measures protect residents against unwanted intruders, […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

The Elopement Risk in Nursing Homes

Posted on: August 2, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing home managers and staff face many risks as they deliver care to elderly residents. While nursing home insurance is seen as the foundation of any risk management plan, there are many other considerations for keeping facility residents safe from harm. One of the predominant risks affecting nursing homes is that of elopement, or unsupervised […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Importance of a Workers’ Compensation Root Cause Analysis

Posted on: July 31, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Workers’ compensation insurance is a critical component of the modern business world. Most states require business owners to obtain this valuable insurance protection, which provides financial support for medical expenses and lost wages of employees injured on the job. Frequent workers’ compensation claims can drain the assets of a business, however, and investing in a […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

The Assisted Living Agreement: What Should Facilities Include?

Posted on: July 24, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, millions of seniors depend on the safe conditions and expert healthcare provided by assisted living facilities. These facilities have a duty to protect their residents, giving them the care they deserve. Most assisted living facilities require prospective residents to sign some form of admission agreement before entering the facility. As a part […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Reducing Stress and Burnout in Home Health Care Providers

Posted on: July 17, 2019 by Chris Murray

The healthcare industry is a dynamic field, with ever-increasing demands for safety and efficiency. The home health care sector faces unique demands, with caregivers expected to provide compassionate, accurate care despite many challenges. Among the many challenges home health care providers must contend with is that of staff burnout; caregivers are expected to do more […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Wage Theft: A Rapidly Growing Problem in Nursing Homes

Posted on: July 3, 2019 by Chris Murray

Caregivers at our nation’s nursing homes and long term care facilities face many challenges. Complex patient care, the risk of injury, and an exhausting workload are some of the conditions these medical professionals deal with on a daily basis. Nurses and aides deserve to be paid fairly for the time they commit to the care […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

Posted on: June 28, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Regulatory inspections are a part of nearly every business operation. Inspections – particularly from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — serve to ensure that health and safety guidelines are being followed, which ultimately helps to protect workers from potential sources of injury. By reducing injury, business owners can drive down workers’ compensation claims, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation