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Epilepsy and Seizures are on the Rise in Nursing Homes

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by Chris Murray

Among the many issues nursing home facilities face, epilepsy and seizures in patients are of particular concern. These dangerous medical conditions can be a warning sign of even more serious conditions, or can lead to injury or death. Unfortunately, these conditions are hard to diagnose or to treat, and the prevalence of these potentially life-threatening […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

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

How to Best Integrate Technology in Senior Care

Posted on: September 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Advanced technologies are being implemented in assisted living facilities across the country. These technologies improve resident safety, streamline delivery of services, and serve to manage healthcare records in an efficient and secure manner. Unfortunately, as new technologies are adopted, new risks emerge. Considerations of resident privacy and data security are at the forefront of risk […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability

How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Prepare for Blizzards

Posted on: February 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Certain parts of the country might be warming up this week, but the vernal equinox not being until March 20, and we’ve still got a month of potential winter weather, and for many areas of the United States, that means snow, or even blizzards. As we saw in late 2017 with the multiple successive hurricanes, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Long-term care facility Medical Facilities

A Primer on Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities offer community-based long-term living arrangements designed for seniors who need some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs), but who are also looking to preserve as much independence as possible. These communities vary greatly: from a modern high-rise apartment building to a quiet suburban townhome community. Some may resemble a resort […] Read More

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

EPLI Exposures for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

Posted on: April 27, 2017 by Chris Murray

All businesses face employment-related exposures, including the long-term care industry, with assisted living and skilled nursing facilities having specific characteristics common with many healthcare providers that present greater liability risks. These include high employee turnover, regulatory scrutiny over patient care that results in employee firings and legal disputes alleging wrongful termination, and a proactive litigation […] Read More

Posted in: Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Senior Care Industry Optimistic About New Administration, Fewer Mandates

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by Chris Murray

The American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) after the U.S. elections voiced its optimism that there will be fewer mandates from the federal government and less bureaucratic control over the senior care industry now that Republicans control both Congress and the White House. “In many cases, our operators are focused on what we […] Read More

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Insurance Study: Rising Liability Costs for Long Term Care Facilities

Posted on: November 21, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Insurance Study: Rising Liability Costs for Long Term Care Facilities A recent study by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Aon Global Risk Consulting indicates that liability costs for long term care providers are expected to increase by five percent and claims frequency is also expected to rise. The annual study, Long Term Care […] Read More

Posted in: Long-term care facility

Risk Management: Fire Safety at Long-Term Care Settings

Posted on: January 15, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Risk Management: Fire Safety at Long-Term Care Settings Clothing fires at long-term care facilities occur more often than one may think. This is due to a number of factors, including smoking habits of the elderly, cognition impairment loss of manual dexterity and poor impulse control. A fire can happen when clothing catches fire as a result of: […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance Long-term care facility Nursing Home Risk Management

Long-Term Care Facilities: PR Crisis Management After a Disaster

Posted on: January 8, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Long-Term Care Facilities: PR Crisis Management After a Disaster Long-term care facilities know how critical disaster planning is to their overall risk management strategy. But many times, facilities are not well prepared to cope with angry families, the media, or special advocacy groups after a disaster occurs.  Not only do facilities require an evacuation plan, […] Read More

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