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Nursing Home Insurance FAQs – Part 1

Nursing Home Insurance FAQs – Part 1

As a nursing home administrator or staff member, you are likely aware of the many risks you face day to day. A resident may get injured, an employee may be dishonest, or a storm could damage your property. These are all situations that, without the right type of Nursing Home Insurance, could cost your facility a devastating amount of money due to a lawsuit. Here are some common insurance related questions that can help you make the right decision in determining the type of Nursing Home Insurance coverage your establishment needs.

Is General Liability Enough?


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Assisted Living Workers Compensation: Employee Safety in Nursing Homes

Assisted Living Workers Compensation Employee Safety in Nursing HomesAssisted Living Workers Compensation: Employee Safety in Nursing Homes

In July of 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a campaign to reduce the number of musculoskeletal injuries among long-term care workers. Nurses continue to experience high rates of injury related to manual handling of patients, despite previous efforts to improve healthcare worker safety. MaryAnn Garrahan, OSHA regional administrator in Philadelphia, stated that their goal is “to assist nursing homes and long-term care facilities in promoting effective processes to prevent injuries.”

This OSHA..


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How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2

How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2

In the first part of our blog post entitled “How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living”, we discussed how this move can make senior citizens feel a bit vulnerable, since they are leaving everything they were familiar with. We looked at ways that nursing home staff could help make the transition a little easier. In part 2, we’ll be exploring what behaviors to expect once the resident has moved..


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Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Socialization for the Elderly

Nursing Home Insurance The Benefits of Socialization for the ElderlyNursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Socialization for the Elderly

From a very young age, we are taught the importance of socialization. Children are encouraged to socialize throughout their school years with recreational activities and field trips. Human nature leads us to crave fulfilling relationships with other people. This doesn’t change as we age, yet too many senior citizens end up feeling alone and don’t always have the opportunity to cultivate new relationships. Working in the nursing home industry, you have a unique..


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How Can Seniors Protect Their Vision?

How Can Seniors Protect Their Vision?How Can Seniors Protect Their Vision?

As we age, there are many health factors that become increasingly important. We must exercise to maintain good heart health, eat right to avoid potential illnesses and diseases, and keep up on doctor and dental check-ups. The one factor that is not always given as much consideration as it should be sometimes is vision. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, the number of aging Americans with significant age-related vision loss is expected to double by 2030. So how..


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Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?

Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?

A study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that there is a direct link between the likelihood of healthy aging and the amount of exercise older people take, no matter their age when they begin exercising. Many fitness and health experts believe that exercise becomes increasingly important as we get older. There’s a large amount of evidence confirming that physical exercise is a key player in disease reduction, optimal mental,..


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What Families and Potential Residents Look For In a Nursing Home

What Families and Potential Residents Look For In a Nursing HomeWhat Families and Potential Residents Look For In a Nursing Home

If you own or manage a nursing home, you know how important patient care is. It’s also important to look at how your facility looks to an outsider. For many families, and especially potential residents, searching for an appropriate nursing home can be an emotional and stressful process. It will be helpful for you and your staff to know what families and potential residents look for in a nursing home so..


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Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits

Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog VisitsNursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of pet ownership for the elderly. Studies have found that dogs provoke a relaxation response, along with other health benefits, among older pet owners.

Of course, most nursing homes don’t allow residents to own dogs for liability purposes as well as practicality reasons. This is where therapy dog visits come in. Therapy dogs provide affection as well as social motivation for the elderly, along with these benefits:

Lowered..


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Activity Ideas for Your Senior Living Facility

Activity Ideas for Your Senior Living FacilityActivity Ideas for Your Senior Living Facility

The biggest challenge your activity director may face in your nursing home or assisted living facility, is coming up with ideas for appropriate activities for your residents to partake in. The goal of creating activities should be to make sure the calendar is filled with a well-rounded range of events designed to engage residents of all different abilities and interests.

Why is this important? Well, one study of more than 5,500 participants aged 65 years or older concluded..


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Senior Living Insurance: Dementia Risks and Prevention

Senior Living Insurance: Dementia Risks and Prevention

Senior Living Insurance: Dementia Risks and Prevention

In an earlier post, we reviewed the role that music might play in preventing mental decline in the elderly. While there is no known cure for dementia, many health care providers have well-supported theories as to what may cause the disease, and what can help stall it.

For example, researchers from INSERM and University of Bordeaux, France, recently reported that elderly patients who are exposed to general anesthesia have a 35% higher risk of developing dementia. This..


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