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Rise in Obesity Affecting U.S. Nursing Homes

Rise in Obesity Affecting U.S. Nursing HomesWith the obesity epidemic plaguing the nation, more and more nursing homes are struggling to care for their overweight residents. In addition to excess weight, there are extra health and safety factors coinciding with obesity that have contributed to concerns for nursing home facilities. To protect these establishments, a Nursing Home Liability Program can help mitigate the risk of implementing care to these individuals.

According to The New York Times, the percentage of those entering American nursing homes who are moderate and..


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Posted:January 15, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

CMS Launches Pilot Program to Control Infection Issues

CMS Launches Pilot Program to Control Infection IssuesEffective immediately, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a pilot program for the 2016 Fiscal year. The program seeks to reduce common infections found in nursing homes and to promote health and safety practices in healthcare facilities. While these programs are implemented, ensure your facility is protected with a Nursing Home Insurance Program to curb risk during this time of transition and additional liability.

The pilot program will be launched over the next three years with the financial assistance from the..


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Posted:January 7, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Could Elderly Ailments in Nursing Homes be Better Prevented?

Could Elderly Ailments in Nursing Homes be Better PreventedA recent survey has found that both registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are qualified candidates to reduce the injuries and medication discrepancies faced by residents in nursing homes. While each specializes in a separate set of skills, these professionals are responsible for the safety of the elderly. In order to ensure the operations of your clients’ facilities are protected, be sure they are equipped with Nursing Home Insurance Program.

According to Claims Journal, nearly 66 percent of..


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Posted:December 17, 2015
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Monitoring Alcohol and Medication Abuse in Seniors

Monitoring Alcohol and Medication Abuse in SeniorsSpotting substance or medication abuse in seniors can be difficult, even within the most alert assisted living facilities. While most don’t typically consider seniors to be common offenders, understanding patients’ medication and alcohol tendencies are critical to their care and health. To reduce Independent Living Facility Liability, it is important to become familiar with the signs of abuse in order to ensure the patients’ well-being.

In a recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, they reported that 40% of adults aged 65 and older reported..


Tags: Independent Living Facility Independent Living Facility Liability Senior Alcohol Abuse

Posted:December 4, 2015
Posted in: Blog, Independent Living Facility

Exploring End-of-Life Care Access for Minorities

Exploring End-of-Life Care Access for MinoritiesEnd-of-life care is a huge component for healthcare for the elderly and those who are suffering from life threatening conditions. However, in a culturally diverse nation, some argue that minorities don’t receive the quality care and communication that is imperative for their diagnosis. To protect your clients’ facilities and ensure the quality of care for patients, a Senior Living Insurance Program is critical.

A number of studies document lower quality end-of-life care for minorities regarding satisfaction, communication and pain management, states The Guardian...


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Posted:November 24, 2015
Posted in: Blog, Senior Living

Multiple CT Nursing Homes Cited for Injuries & Deaths

Multiple CT Nursing Homes Cited for Injuries & DeathsA number of nursing homes throughout Connecticut have been linked with various resident injuries and even deaths over the last year. While the citations were served to the homes and corrective action was taken, the results of these falls, slips, and negligent behavior have landed these facilities in hot water. While nursing homes provide noble and labor intensive services to residents each day, it is important to protect their operations from hazards such as these, or even claims of wrongdoing, with the proper


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Posted:November 6, 2015
Posted in: Blog, Risk Management

Could Improving Patient Mental Health Improve Physical HealthHappiness and the ability to savor positive experiences can have lasting benefits on physical and emotional health. In a recent study performed by Mather LifeWays Institute, 267 older adults were asked to rate their happiness and health. The results proved that the more savoring ability the person possessed, the healthier they tended to be. The following guidelines are recommended by experts that can help to assist in health of senior living residents. As these are implemented, a sound Senior Living Liability Insurance Program..


Tags: Improving Patient Health Senior Living Liability Insurance Program Senior Physical and Mental Health

Posted:October 27, 2015
Posted in: Blog, Senior Living

The Future of Assisted Living Trends to ExpectThe fluctuating economy and increased costs of assisted living have caused providers and consumers alike to find creative ways of caring for seniors. In order to compete with the other modern senior care models, traditional assisted living facilities are now offering a variety of new amenities and features. As the predicted trends are examined, your clients' senior care facility should be equipped with Assisted Living Facility Insurance to protect against the potential perils they might face.

Decline of Nursing Home Care Model- As the..


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Posted:October 12, 2015

Nursing Homes Cited for False Alzheimer Care AdsIn recent news, over 50 nursing homes were cited for falsely advertising dementia care in their facilities. As the assisted living centers were not adequately equipped to make such claims, they have been cited by state regulators. Given this development, Nursing Home Liability is brought into question.

After a July review by the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire caused regulators to become wary of their advertising practices, the state found that nearly 60 percent of facilities that advertised memory, dementia, or cognitive..


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Posted:September 18, 2015
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Infographic 2015

 

Were you aware that the number of seniors in need of care is expected to double by 2030? As highlighted in the infographic above, this is according to sbdcnet.org, which cites that as of now there are roughly one million Americans who currently reside in senior care facilities.

This industry is comprised of many parts; nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, retirement care centers, memory care facilities, and more. The 77 billion Baby Boomers of today have already begun to retire, and will continue to do so steadily..


Tags: Future Infographic senior living industry

Posted:September 18, 2015
Posted in: Blog
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    Peachtree Special Risk Brokers

  • "Thank you K&B for your DigniCARE product. Our firm works with a variety of senior living facilities and we consider the DigniCARE Program to be one of the best in the industry. Your team delivers professional and friendly service to your policyholders and your agency partners. You are a rock... "

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    The Colony Group, CIC

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  • "K&B has a model that backs up their binders with services that help providers care for residents. They understand the business, including the challenge of reimbursement reductions enabling them to engage best-in-class service providers… This level of knowledge and responsiveness really helps agents ‘brand’ themselves.... "

    Erik Halvorsen
    Peachtree Special Risk Brokers

  • "Thank you K&B for your DigniCARE product. Our firm works with a variety of senior living facilities and we consider the DigniCARE Program to be one of the best in the industry. Your team delivers professional and friendly service to your policyholders and your agency partners. You are a rock... "

    Pam Muzzilla
    McGowan Private Client Group

  • "The staff at K&B understood everything. In fact, I almost felt that they knew what I needed before I asked. K&B got things accomplished in such a short time frame! We sent a new submission on a large account and got quotes back in less than 8 days! I wouldn’t... "

    Vickie Fortner
    Bowersox Insurance Agency

  • "I could have gone to the same carrier through a different broker, but I liked the staff at K&B and liked working with them. K&B wanted the business, were aggressive, and turned it around very quickly. I am very pleased with the work... "

    Robin Walker
    Expert Underwriters, Inc

  • "We rely on the experience of K&B that we may not get by going straight to the company. I believe this relationship is an important and necessary one in dealing with the insurance underwriters. Actually, K&B was the only brokerage we went through. It was all or nothing! Our deadlines... "

    Barry Layman
    The Colony Group, CIC

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    Talbot/Hub Agency

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