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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

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home Risk Management

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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The Importance of Network Security for Health Care Facilities

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Chris Murray

Multiple large-scale cyber attacks in recent months have affected businesses and individuals worldwide and left people on edge about potential future threats. May 2017’s WannaCry attack in particular has had an impact on healthcare facilities; the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals were hit by the ransomware and an estimated 70,000 devices were affected. This […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

OSHA Increases Fines Significantly, Will Implement a Lengthier Inspection Approach

Posted on: August 9, 2016 by Chris Murray

All businesses – including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, healthcare facilities and others – should be aware of the changes taking effect at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as of August 1. The first involves significant increases to the fines and penalties OSHA can issue for safety violations. The increased civil penalties are […] Read More

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Senior Living Facilities Taking a Closer Look at D&O and Cyber Liability Insurance

Posted on: December 21, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Owners and investors of senior living facilities – from Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) to skilled nursing care homes and assisted living – are increasingly viewing directors and officers exposures and data breach-related risks as top concerns. This has led to more insureds looking at coverage options and levels when reviewing the need for Directors […] Read More

Posted in: blog Long-term care facility

Benefits of Workers Comp Dividend Program for Indiana Nursing Homes

Posted on: September 8, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Benefits of Workers Comp Dividend Program for Indiana Nursing Homes Employers looking to experience real savings in Workers’ Compensation premiums can find relief in a group dividend program set up to leverage a group’s purchasing power and reward members for taking proactive loss control measures that mitigate on-the-job accidents and injuries. One such program, available […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance Nursing Home

Additional Best Practices for Wandering Patients in Assisted Living Facilities: Part II

Posted on: May 12, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Additional Best Practices for Wandering Patients in Assisted Living Facilities: Part II In our last article we discussed some of the safety precautions assisted living facilities should implement for patients who are at risk of wandering. Not only does having strong best practices and risk management strategies help to elevate patient care and prevent accidents […] Read More

Posted in: Nursing Home

Keeping Wandering Patients Safe: Best Practices for Assisted Living Facilities Part I

Posted on: May 9, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Keeping Wandering Patients Safe: Best Practices for Assisted Living Facilities Part I Assisted living facilities cater to different senior populations and provide varying levels of services and care depending on an individual’s needs. Typically, these facilities assist residents with activities of daily living and basic care support in a homelike or apartment setting. Residents receive […] Read More

Posted in: Nursing Home

Digitized Medical Records Increase Cyber Risk for Nursing Homes, Medical Facilities

Posted on: March 19, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Document Sharing, Digitized Medical Records Increase Cyber Risk for Nursing Homes, Medical Facilities In January, we wrote about the increased cybersecurity risks that nursing homes and other healthcare facilities face today. We cited a report by Experian indicating that the healthcare industry will be the most susceptible to publicly disclosed and widely scrutinized data breaches […] Read More

Posted in: Medical Malpractice Nursing Home Privacy Exposure

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities Face New Security Risks

Posted on: January 10, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities Face New Security Risks As with all segments of the healthcare industry, nursing homes and other extended care facilities are facing growing liability exposures in the area of data security and privacy. In fact, according to an Experian report, “2014 Data Breach Industry Forecast”, the healthcare industry will be the […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance Cyber Liability Insurance Nursing Home Privacy Exposure