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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

Safe Patient Handling Procedures for Home Health Care

Posted on: June 14, 2019 by Chris Murray

Throughout the healthcare industry, there are many challenges caregivers face when transferring or lifting patients. Patient handling is a critical aspect of the healthcare profession. In the home health sector, patient movements performed by home health care providers present even more risks; improper patient handling procedures can lead to severe injuries on the part of […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

When Do Nursing Homes Have the Legal Right to Discharge?

Posted on: June 7, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, nursing homes provide residential care for millions of seniors. Nursing home facilities owe their residents compassionate care and safe living environments, and for the most part, these facilities do their part. Unfortunately, evictions are on the rise, as some facility managers seek to discharge those residents seen as troublesome or beyond the […] Read More

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Workplace Violence Claims in the Workers’ Compensation System

Posted on: May 31, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

America’s workforce is the lifeblood of the country. Commerce depends on the efforts of employees producing the goods and services society demands. Those workers expect safe workplaces, and in broad terms, working conditions in the United States are relatively safe. Unfortunately, workplace violence is on the rise; the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

The Liabilities Surrounding Water Quality in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: May 24, 2019 by Chris Murray

Water quality is an aspect of our daily lives that many of us take for granted. The United States boasts some of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, thanks to stringent regulations and rigorous quality testing protocols. Despite these protections, water contamination events have and do occur. For seniors, especially those with weakened […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Caitlin Morgan Announces New Vermont Office, Welcomes Dustin Partlow, CPA as Senior Vice President

Posted on: May 7, 2019 by Caitlin Morgan

Caitlin Morgan Announces New Vermont Office, Welcomes Dustin Partlow, CPA as Senior Vice President Experienced captive insurance professional, Director, and auditor Dustin Partlow has been named Senior Vice President of Caitlin Morgan Insurance Services, which also announced a new expansion. INDIANAPOLIS, IN – May 7, 2019 – Caitlin Morgan Insurance Services is a wholesale insurance […] Read More

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Key Topics for Assisted Living Facilities to Implement in Their Training

Posted on: April 19, 2019 by Chris Murray

Caring for seniors is a specialized part of the healthcare industry. This healthcare sector requires a unique skill set on the part of caregivers, and also requires numerous specialized facility operations. With the ever-changing face of the healthcare industry, new regulations and practices continue to evolve, forcing care facilities to adapt or to perish. Among […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

What Happens When a Nursing Home is Fined

Posted on: April 5, 2019 by Chris Murray

The multibillion-dollar nursing home industry provides care for millions of Americans, particularly elderly residents and those with significant physical and cognitive disabilities. Nursing home facilities are regulated on both the state and federal level; regulatory agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are tasked with penalizing those facilities that do not comply with […] Read More

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Exploring the Changes the Current Administration Has Made to the Nursing Home Industry

Posted on: April 3, 2019 by Chris Murray

Among his many campaign elements, Donald J. Trump promised to deregulate significant portions of the healthcare industry, cutting fines and easing restrictions imposed by the Affordable Care Act — spearheaded by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Healthcare operations like nursing homes foresaw major shifts in regulation, allowing them to potentially save substantial money in expenses in […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home