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How Can Families of Nursing Home Residents be Better Informed?

How Can Families of Nursing Home Residents be Better InformedHow Can Families of Nursing Home Residents be Better Informed?

Last April, we discussed how your clients could go about addressing resident family concerns in nursing homes. We stressed that for many families, placing their elderly loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a huge step that takes careful consideration. But the responsibility shouldn't end once the resident is secured in your clients’ facility. In fact, maintaining a relationship with the families of your residents could help to..


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What do Families Expect of Your Memory Care Facility?

What do Families Expect of Your Memory Care FacilityWhat do Families Expect of Your Memory Care Facility?

In a blog post earlier this year, we explored the factors that families and potential residents look for when choosing a nursing home. Features included the home’s proximity to Dr.’s offices and shopping centers, status of the current residents, staffing, and facility condition among other things. When it comes to choosing a nursing home that will serve as a memory care facility, resident’s families are understandably pickier about their decision, given the specialized care..


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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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Nursing Home Liability: Addressing Resident Family Concerns

Nursing Home Liability Addressing Resident Family ConcernsNursing Home Liability: Addressing Resident Family Concerns

For many families, placing their elderly loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a huge step that takes careful consideration. Naturally, some families may be apprehensive about the change. It’s important as a facility manager to understand these concerns, and to address them in order to potentially avoid any nursing home liability claims down the road.

Occasionally, a potential resident or family member will be resistant to assisted living facilities because they may not understand exactly..


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Top 5 Nursing Home Fall Risks

Top 5 Nursing Home Fall RisksTop 5 Nursing Home Fall Risks

In a previous post we discussed some of the best practices for nursing homes to use in order to reduce nursing home liability risks. Understanding the risks that your facility faces is a huge part of safety management. For example, Nursing Home fall risks are a common concern. The CDC estimates that each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. These falls can lead to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can..


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Assisted Living Liability: Preventing Senior Medication Errors

Assisted Living Liability Preventing Senior Medication ErrorsAssisted Living Liability: Preventing Senior Medication Errors

As people age, they typically start developing health problems. Many senior citizens suffer from a number of medical issues, requiring them to manage different prescriptions and medication schedules. Keeping track of when to take what can be difficult anyway, but for an elderly individual with cognitive, visual, or hearing impairment, the process is even harder.

As a nursing home resident, the senior citizens in your staff’s care rely on your facility to help them with their medication. Preventing senior medication..


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