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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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Nursing Homes: When and How to Move Residents to a Higher Level of Care

Posted on: August 9, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes have a duty to provide safe accommodations and expert medical care to their residents. Across the country, millions of seniors and at-risk individuals receive care at nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, nursing homes are often limited in the amount and complexity of medical services they can provide to residents. If a resident should need […] Read More

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The Elopement Risk in Nursing Homes

Posted on: August 2, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing home managers and staff face many risks as they deliver care to elderly residents. While nursing home insurance is seen as the foundation of any risk management plan, there are many other considerations for keeping facility residents safe from harm. One of the predominant risks affecting nursing homes is that of elopement, or unsupervised […] Read More

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The Importance of Developing a Complaint Handling Procedure

Posted on: June 12, 2019 by Chris Murray

Millions of adults receive care in nursing homes in the United States. These facilities offer comfortable residences, expert medical care, and assistance with daily tasks in a compassionate and competent manner. Unfortunately, even the best facilities experience complaints, both from residents and their family members. In addition to nursing home insurance as part of a […] Read More

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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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Alcohol-Resistant Bacteria: A Rising Threat in Infections

Posted on: May 10, 2019 by Chris Murray

Infection control practices are used by healthcare facilities to protect patients and staff. Most facilities have rigorous systems in place to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, including personal protective equipment requirements, handwashing protocols, and hand sanitizing stations located in patient rooms and common areas. For many healthcare providers, a quick spray of alcohol-based hand […] Read More

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Pets in Nursing Homes: Are They Safe?

Posted on: May 3, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, people enjoy the companionship and individuality of their pets. In many cases, pet owners treat their furry friends as family members, deriving great pleasure from their company. As we age, pets have been shown to provide comfort and to help alleviate loneliness. In fact, as many people seek the assistance of a […] Read More

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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

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