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4 Current Challenges for Home Health Care Providers

Posted on: November 15, 2019 by Chris Murray

The home health care sector has expanded rapidly over the past decade. Once viewed as a luxury urban-centered healthcare solution, this sector has grown to encompass patient care for hundreds of thousands of individuals, even in rural settings. While insurance for home health care providers is designed to help workers mitigate their risks, it is […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

How Nursing Homes Should Respond in the Face of External Investigations

Posted on: November 8, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes face significant challenges in both resident care delivery and regulatory compliance. A patchwork of local, state, and federal regulations governing nursing home operations has only added to the complexities inherent in this sector of the healthcare industry. Nursing home insurance supplements the risk management strategies designed to reduce liability exposures, such as claims […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

The Most Common Problems That Arise During Workers’ Compensation Claims Reporting

Posted on: October 30, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) insurance is an integral part of the American business landscape. Designed to provide financial support for workers injured on the job, this insurance solution is mandated by most state laws. The claims process when a worker becomes injured often takes place behind the scenes, leading many employers to lose control over […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

How Wellness Programs Can Increase Safety and Other Benefits in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: October 23, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, millions of seniors receive care at assisted living facilities (ALFs) and other long-term care centers. Facility managers and staff are continually seeking ways of improving the lives of residents, helping them to live longer and remain healthier. One of the novel ways that ALFs are doing that is by implementing wellness programs. […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

What Should Nursing Homes Do in the Event of a Power Outage?

Posted on: October 9, 2019 by Chris Murray

The primary role of nursing homes is to provide safe and competent care for residents. Delivering care to seniors is a challenging process in which facility managers and staff must prepare for both expected and unforeseen risks. One of these risks is that of power outages; for most, a loss of electricity is a minor […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

Repetitive Stress Injuries: A Risk for Healthcare Facility Workers and Residents Alike

Posted on: September 25, 2019 by Chris Murray

The healthcare industry faces significant challenges and risks as it delivers care to those who need it most. Healthcare workers experience high rates of injury; in fact, nurses and paraprofessionals have injury rates higher than in dangerous industry categories like commercial logging and mining. Among healthcare workers in assisted living facilities, repetitive stress injuries dominate […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

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