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Bed Prices Reach an All-Time High

Bed Prices Reach an All-Time HighWhile it should come as no surprise, the costs of operating a nursing home, or any assisted living facility for that matter, has dramatically increased. A new report has demonstrated that in 2015, record highs were reached, costing them an average of $85,900 per bed. While maintaining these costs and doing their best to implement best practices and equipment, this sector needs a comprehensive Assisted Living Facility Insurance program for adequate protection.

Irving Levin Associates said that the average price per bed has increased..


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What Are the Qualities of a Good Nursing Home?

What Are the Qualities of a Good Nursing HomeWhat Are the Qualities of a Good Nursing Home?

When potential nursing home residents and their families are looking into an assisted living facility to best suit their needs, they typically look at factors such as the facility’s proximity to friends and family, the status and happiness of current residents, staff-to-patient ratio, and the overall condition of the facility. The following qualities are likely to help your facility stand out as a good nursing home.

Respect. Nursing home staff should be friendly, caring and supportive..


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End-of-Life Care Part I: The Importance of Language

End-of-Life-Care Part I The Importance of LanguageEnd-of-Life Care Part I: The Importance of Language

End-of-life care often unwittingly conflicts with the goal of physicians to save lives. Technology, medical advances and treatments are meant to improve survival and function. It is understandable that medical professionals want to do everything possible to save their patients- it is also understandable and admirable that it can be personally difficult to acknowledge when treatment is no longer needed.

End-of-life care plans are the next step- they ease the transition for the patient, their loved ones, and provide..


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How Insurance Programs Prevent Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes: Part II

How Insurance Programs Prevent Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes: Part IIHow Insurance Programs Prevent Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes: Part II

This is the second part of a two part series on the risk factors associated with elder abuse, risk management policies and best practices to prevent it.

There is a tendency to dismiss elder abuse as an extremely small problem that is not representative of the population. Statistics suggest that the violent crime rate is 17 times higher for people 18-21 than adults 65 or older. Yet the statistics surrounding..


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Liability Costs: Risk Management for Senior Living Facilities

Liability Costs Risk Management for Senior Living FacilitiesLiability Costs: Risk Management for Senior Living Facilities

Risk Management is a crucial component of reducing senior living centers overall liability risks and costs. But actually developing a comprehensive strategy goes beyond that. Senior living centers face challenges that, while not directly related to a liability, such as a charge of negligence or an accident, are still indirect risks to a company. A quality risk management strategy needs to not only identify these risks but take a proactive approach.

Medicare reimbursement rates were implemented at a..


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Risk Management for Nursing Homes Part 2: Best Practices

Risk Management for Nursing Homes Part 2 Best PracticesRisk Management for Nursing Homes Part 2: Best Practices

Nursing homes have the unique responsibility of providing daily care for frail and disabled individuals. The twenty-four hour daily care schedule also exposes nursing homes to specialized risks and liabilities. In Part I of this blog series, Risk Management For Nursing Homes: Part 1, we discussed what type of risks nursing homes face. This week, we’ll focus on proactive measures, and specific steps nursing homes can take to minimize their exposures. Below are some..


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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

  • "The staff at K&B was instrumental in helping me! I had a policy that needed to be written at the 11th hour and with your staff at K&B, we wrote the policy. We have other policies coming up in the future and K&B is the trustworthy choice for us.... "

    Mark Kuhr
    Talbot/Hub Agency

  • "It’s the staff at K&B that I want to work with – you’re the ones who know what you’re doing!! K&B is straightforward in working with me and can tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to my questions right away, which is great and what I need! The flow with K&B... "

    Mike Kram
    MD Kram Insurance Brokerage

  • "Your staff is persistent. Since I’m persistent too, I like that! K&B’s service is great because of the small things. A big thing we contend with is having an underwriter simply pick up the phone to take a call from us. Your staff will do that and it means a... "

    Sean Crayton
    Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance

 
Kbunderwriters
Kbunderwriters
  • "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

  • "The staff at K&B was instrumental in helping me! I had a policy that needed to be written at the 11th hour and with your staff at K&B, we wrote the policy. We have other policies coming up in the future and K&B is the trustworthy choice for us.... "

    Mark Kuhr
    Talbot/Hub Agency

  • "It’s the staff at K&B that I want to work with – you’re the ones who know what you’re doing!! K&B is straightforward in working with me and can tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to my questions right away, which is great and what I need! The flow with K&B... "

    Mike Kram
    MD Kram Insurance Brokerage

  • "Your staff is persistent. Since I’m persistent too, I like that! K&B’s service is great because of the small things. A big thing we contend with is having an underwriter simply pick up the phone to take a call from us. Your staff will do that and it means a... "

    Sean Crayton
    Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance

 
Kbunderwriters
Kbunderwriters
  • "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

  • "The staff at K&B was instrumental in helping me! I had a policy that needed to be written at the 11th hour and with your staff at K&B, we wrote the policy. We have other policies coming up in the future and K&B is the trustworthy choice for us.... "

    Mark Kuhr
    Talbot/Hub Agency

  • "It’s the staff at K&B that I want to work with – you’re the ones who know what you’re doing!! K&B is straightforward in working with me and can tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to my questions right away, which is great and what I need! The flow with K&B... "

    Mike Kram
    MD Kram Insurance Brokerage

  • "Your staff is persistent. Since I’m persistent too, I like that! K&B’s service is great because of the small things. A big thing we contend with is having an underwriter simply pick up the phone to take a call from us. Your staff will do that and it means a... "

    Sean Crayton
    Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance