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Making a Case for Cameras in Nursing Homes

Making a Case for Cameras in Nursing Homes Earlier this year, we discussed the debate over the Removal of a Web Cam from a nursing home patient which caused some friction among the patient care staff and patients’ loved ones. Although the camera was placed in his room for security purposes, it was removed without consent by the nursing staff. More states are starting to draft legislature to permit cameras but it is still in the beginning stages. Still, the controversy remains: Are cameras going to be allowed in all nursing..


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How Background Checks Improve Patient Care

shutterstock_225427774Sending loved ones to a nursing home is a big deal, especially since their safety and care becomes the responsibility of a stranger. Although undoubtedly qualified, there are still some basic issues that are causes for concern. According to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), around 22% of Medicare beneficiaries experienced preventable injuries in nursing homes. Unfortunately, these types of negligent claims are common against nursing homes and their caregivers. However, with DigniCare Nursing Home Insurance, your reputation and the liabilities created in this unique environment are protected.

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5 Key Indicators Your Nursing Home May Be Under-Insured

5 Key Indicators Your Nursing Home May Be Under-InsuredYou probably see them all the time; those car and home insurance commercials that make you question if you have enough insurance, or even if you have too much insurance. It’s important to realize though, that this doesn’t just occur when purchasing personal insurance lines, these types of issues can come up with business insurance as well, which is why it’s vital to choose the right insurance company when it comes to understanding how to Financially Protect Your Assisted Living Facility or..


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Managing Nursing Home Resident Expectations

Managing Nursing Home Resident ExpectationsAs a nursing home administrator or staff member, you know what to expect when transitioning in a new resident. Typically, you won’t have reservations should you have to put a parent or another loved one in a nursing home, as you will understand the process and what arrangements need to be made, as well as all the intricacies of different types of assisted living facilities. Unfortunately though, the majority of your residents and their families do not know what to expect, and may have some unrealistic ideas..


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Staff Shortage in Nursing Homes Is Growing Concern

Staff Shortage in Nursing Homes Is Growing ConcernStaff Shortage in Nursing Homes Is Growing Concern

According to a recent report from the University of California, San Francisco, workers are leaving long-term are at a faster rate than they are joining the field. In previous posts, we have discussed how the aging population is only growing, and thus the demand for long-term care workers will grow. While staff shortage in nursing homes is not necessarily a new development, it’s becoming a growing concern throughout the industry.

It’s important for nursing home administrators and..


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What are the Traits of the Best Nursing Homes of 2014?

What are the Traits of the Best Nursing Homes of 2014What are the Traits of the Best Nursing Homes of 2014?

Earlier this week, SeniorAdvisor.com unveiled its “Best of 2015 Awards” highlighting the senior living facilities that are ranked among the top in the country for their performance over the last year. SeniorAdvisor.com is a website showcasing thousands of families’ reviews of assisted living, memory care communities, retirement communities, and other senior living homes. Their report found that assisted living providers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas represented the top three U.S...


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Should Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse Shifts?

Should Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse ShiftsShould Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse Shifts?

It’s no secret that in any industry, fatigue and sleepiness can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s productivity. Not only that, it can put themselves or others at risk, depending on the field in which they’re employed. Nursing home staff is certainly not an exception. Naturally, extended work shifts combined with sleep deprivation and fatigue can be a dangerous combination when it comes to administering care to elderly residents; especially those who have specific..


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Should Nursing Homes be High Tech?

Should Nursing Homes be High TechShould Nursing Homes be High Tech?

Ten or so years ago, nobody would have ever thought that a senior citizen in a nursing home would have any need for a computer, let alone Wifi. However, for the seniors entering senior living communities nowadays and who have been part of the digital revolution, having Wifi available could almost be a necessity.

Even if residents don’t have their own computer system, having a computer room within a nursing home could be beneficial. This allows seniors to stay connected and social...


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Senior Living Insurance: Alzheimer’s Focus of Care Moves to Prevention

Senior Living Insurance Alzheimer’s Focus of Care Moves to PreventionSenior Living Insurance: Alzheimer’s Focus of Care Moves to Prevention

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen in early July of 2014 revealed that there has been a shift in focus when it comes to Alzheimer’s care. While treatment of symptoms and effects on the brain is still important, scientists and healthcare providers have started approaching Alzheimer’s care in a more preventive way.

Reportedly, preventative interventions such as exercise, diet, and certain behavioral modifications have been improving cognitive functioning in patients according to

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Will New Regulations Affect Nursing Home Employee Benefits Liability?

Will New Regulations Affect Nursing Home Employee Benefits Liability Will New Regulations Affect Nursing Home Employee Benefits Liability?

On Tuesday, July 22nd, Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced the “Schedules that Work” Act, intended to provide federal guidelines for making sure that employers offer fair, flexible and reliable schedules for working families who are often left in difficult situations due to erratic employer scheduling. As far as nursing homes go, some “cleaning employees” are among the covered workers of this bill, so nursing homes may be facing more stringent..


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