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How Nursing Homes Can Manage and Contain Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Posted on: January 10, 2020 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have a duty to provide their residents with safe accommodations and adequate, compassionate medical care. Seniors residing in nursing homes typically have serious health conditions, and as such are at a higher risk of developing infectious diseases. If an infectious disease like the flu or pneumonia, or an […] Read More

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The Most Common Infectious Diseases in Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: January 3, 2020 by Chris Murray

Infectious diseases represent a serious public health concern, accounting for thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in medical expenses each year. In healthcare facilities like nursing homes, the spread of infection can negatively impact health outcomes, potentially putting residents’ lives at risk. Infection risks also put a strain on nursing home staff and the […] Read More

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Heater Safety Hazards for Nursing Homes to Address During the Winter

Posted on: December 6, 2019 by Chris Murray

As wintry conditions descend upon the United States, nursing homes across the country are preparing for the worst. Loss of electrical service to long-term care facilities can negatively impact the health and safety of residents, particularly when freezing temperatures are present. To combat the potential loss of heating systems due to electrical outages or heater […] Read More

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If a Nursing Home Closes, What Happens to its Residents?

Posted on: December 4, 2019 by Chris Murray

The long-term healthcare industry is facing significant hurdles. Across the country, nursing homes are closing. Financial hardships among nursing homes as well as a growing desire for seniors to age in their own homes have contributed to the decline of this healthcare sector. Nursing home insurance expenses have also risen substantially in recent years. Ultimately, […] Read More

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When Can Nursing Homes Face Negligence Claims?

Posted on: November 13, 2019 by Chris Murray

Millions of senior Americans receive medical treatment and care in residential nursing homes. By and large, nursing home residents are treated with compassion and dignity. Unfortunately, a rise in claims of abuse or neglect has negatively impacted the nursing home industry, leading to increased regulatory scrutiny. Although nursing home insurance is the foundation of risk […] Read More

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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

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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

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Key Factors to Consider in Nursing Home Risk Management Plans

Posted on: October 2, 2019 by Chris Murray

In the healthcare industry, facilities and their staff face numerous risks as they deliver care to patients. The nursing home industry is no exception, and in certain circumstances, these facilities may experience even higher risk exposures due to the advanced age and health conditions of their residents. Nursing home insurance is only part of a […] Read More

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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

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Hurricane Season is Here, and Many Nursing Homes Aren’t Prepared

Posted on: September 6, 2019 by Chris Murray

Despite a relatively slow start to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, favorable conditions off the western African coast have begun to spawn intense storms. These storms have the potential to cause millions or even billions of dollars of damage, not to mention the lives lost by wind and flooding. Hurricane Dorian is a perfect example […] Read More

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