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Tag Archives: Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Best Practices to Reduce Nursing Home Liability Risks

Best Practices to Reduce Nursing Home Liability RisksBest Practices to Reduce Nursing Home Liability Risks

As the owner or even an employee of an assisted living facility, you likely know most of the nursing home liability risks that your facility faces on a daily basis. Risks include factors such as incorrect medical treatment for a resident, failure to provide the correct medication to a resident, violating their rights, or causing or failing to prevent a slip and fall accident. Knowing what risks you face though is just half the battle. Though accidents..


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Nursing Home Insurance: Improving Patient Care

Nursing Home Insurance: Improving Patient CareNursing Home Insurance: Improving Patient Care

The best way for nursing home owners to provide their residents with a quality life is by focusing on improving patient care. This can be challenge among changing regulations and overhead concerns, but it is absolutely imperative and doable for any facility. Here are some practical time savers and morale boosters to practice among your staff that will be felt by your patients as well.

Consolidate patient questions, pre-certifications, and referrals. Have a staff expert who handles all pre-certifications and referrals..


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Senior Living Insurance: Green Tips for Your Community

Senior Living Insurance Green Tips for Your CommunitySenior Living Insurance: Green Tips for Your Community

Green living and energy efficiency has been steadily influencing the senior living industry. According to the Assisted Living Federation of America (AFLA), early adopters who have converted their senior living centers to be more energy efficient have demonstrated that savings of 30 percent are possible with no loss of comfort to the seniors or caregivers.

Here are some tips from the AFLA on basic tips you can do right now to green your senior living community.

Survey your..


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Hurricane Preparedness: Senior Living

Hurricane Preparedness Senior LivingHurricane Preparedness: Senior Living

At the Atlantic hurricane season begins, now is the time for nursing homes to review their emergency plans to ensure the safety of their residents and staff.

Previous reviews on nursing homes’ emergency preparedness plans haven’t always been positive. Federal regulations require that Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and that all employees have emergency preparedness training. However, in a sample study, plans often lacked information suggested by experts and nursing home administrators.

In the study, administrators from five of 20 facilities reported..


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Senior Living Insurance: Elder Financial Exploitation

Senior Living Insurance Elder Financial ExploitationSenior Living Insurance: Elder Financial Exploitation

Elderly fraud is becoming a serious problem. In a survey, 58% of respondents said they dealt with elderly victims of investment fraud/financial exploitation “quite often” or “somewhat often.”

The problem is growing rampant. Millions of elderly are scammed each year, losing billions of dollars to thieves, sometimes who are family members. What’s more, a large number of elderly investment frauds go unreported. Victims may feel ashamed and won’t report it, con artists string victims along until it is too late, and many..


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Nursing Home Trends: Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

Nursing Home Trends Symptoms of Caregiver StressNursing Home Trends: Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

Oftentimes in the senior living industry, attention is paid to the seniors alone. Research, treatment plans, and senior living communities are all built to center around the unique needs of the aging. However, there is a second group that, while essential to the senior living industry, may be overlooked.

Caregivers are a rapidly expanding group. CNN even goes so far as to call it the “new normal.” As adults are living longer, and the baby boomers are nearing/in retirement,..


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Nursing Shortage Could Affect Senior Living Centers

Nursing Shortage to Affect Health Care Facilities and Senior LivingNursing Shortage Could Affect Senior Living Centers

Among the healthcare changes that will be implemented over the next few years, physicians and nurses will be stretched to accommodate thousands more that will acquire healthcare in the Patient Care and Affordable Care Act. The surge is expected to cause a shortage of nursing staff that could affect the senior living industry.

Despite a 5 percent increase in baccalaureate nursing programs in 2011, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing said the increase will..


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Nursing Home Insurance: Communication with Elderly Patients

Nursing Home Insurance Communication with Elderly PatientsNursing Home Insurance: Communication with Elderly Patients

Our population is aging in large numbers. Nearly one in five Americans will be over 65 by 2030. They go to the doctors nearly twice as many times as adults under 65. As a population, the sheer numbers of aging individuals presents a challenge to the healthcare industry. It is essential to develop a greater understanding of this population and work to improve communication.

Assuming patients are frail, dependent, hard of hearing, or unable to “get it” leads to a..


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Nursing Homes: Preventing Falls & Injuries

Nursing Homes Preventing Falls & InjuriesNursing Homes: Preventing Falls & Injuries

Senior living centers include a wide variety of options, from nursing homes to independent living communities.  However, they all center around providing the best care possible for our aging population that faces unique risks.

For senior living communities, injuries are becoming an increasingly larger problem. Injuries and deaths from falls have spiked in the last decade. In 2005, the latest data available, the government recorded over 19,000 deaths from fall-caused injuries. Three-fourths were people 65 and..


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