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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

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What Hurricane Harvey Has Taught Nursing Homes About Hurricane Safety

Posted on: August 30, 2017 by Chris Murray

You most likely have seen recent headlines about the impact of Hurricane Harvey, particularly its impact in southeastern Texas. The storm, the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has caused a death toll of at least 27 (and rising), and disastrous flooding in the Houston area. One piece of news coverage about […] Read More

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Understanding Common Home Health Care Liabilities

Posted on: August 25, 2017 by Chris Murray

As the baby boomer generation ages, more and more are requiring certain healthcare facilities to take care of their needs. In 2016 it was reported that there were 49.2 million U.S. residents aged 65 and older, which is a 40 percent increase from the numbers reported in 2000. While some choose to go to nursing […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Insurance

Preventing Respiratory Tract Infections in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: August 17, 2017 by Chris Murray

As the summer comes closer to an end and the days slowly grow colder and shorter as we enter autumn and prepare for winter, it’s time to start thinking about common infections and how they can be prevented. Respiratory tract infections, which include diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, asthma, the common cold and […] Read More

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Social Media Training for Senior Living Staff – Part II

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by Chris Murray

Senior living staff use social media both at home and work – whether it’s to blog, connect with individuals via Facebook, share photos on Instagram or Snapchat, make job connections on LinkedIn, or upload videos on YouTube. As we mentioned in our previous article, there are many benefits in communication and sharing healthcare information through […] Read More

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Creating a Strong Social Media Policy for Senior Living Facilities – Part I

Posted on: June 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

Social media and other web-based tools have provided many industries, including the senior living sector, with additional methods of communication and information sharing. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others can be used to effectively improve healthcare but they also present potential risks to residents, employees and providers and can result in the distribution […] Read More

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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

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Report Cites Liability Rates for Long Term Care Rising for Three Consecutive Years

Posted on: November 30, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Aon Global Risk Consulting released findings from their analysis showing that the cost of liability continues to increase for the long-term care profession. The overall national long-term care loss rate is expected to grow by 5% annually, with claim frequency driving the increase at an expected 3% growth […] 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

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Insurance Study on Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living

Posted on: December 18, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Insurance Study on Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), recently released a report with industry data on home health agencies, hospices, adult day services, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. […] Read More

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