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The Rise of Telemedicine in Nursing Homes

The Rise of Telemedicine in Nursing HomesWith razor-thin margins in the long-term care industry, new ways to promote revenue are being introduced. While the idea of telemedicine is not new, it is for these facilities. Furthermore, telemedicine allows a wide range of services to be offered to these patients at a lesser cost. As we take a closer look at the implications of this service and how to make it work for your clients, ensure they are covered with a customized Nursing Home Insurance Program to secure their operations.

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Tips for Providing Quality Nursing Home Care

Tips for Providing Quality Nursing Home CareNursing homes are a necessity for many aging adults. This industry seeks to provide exceptional care and attention to these individuals in order to provide them comfort and peace of mind. With that said, there are some tips and tricks to share with your clients that will help to improve patient care and reduce Nursing Home Liability.

Be Prepared

Whether the patient has an emergency reaction to a food product or fell down the stairs, nursing home staff should always be prepared. This means carrying the..


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Nursing Homes Cited for False Alzheimer Care Ads

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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Senior Living Liability: Power Strips in Nursing Homes

Senior Living Liability Power Strips in Nursing HomesSenior Living Liability: Power Strips in Nursing Homes

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they will be significantly restricting the use of power strips in patient care areas within hospitals and nursing homes, including patient and resident rooms, areas for recovery, exam rooms, and anywhere that diagnostic procedures are done.

The potential reasoning behind this decision is due to the fire hazard that power strips present. Power strips can cause an electrical spark and ignite a fire, especially when overloaded...


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Improving Employee Injury Rates to Reduce Nursing Home Risk

Improving Employee Injury Rates to Reduce Nursing Home RiskImproving Employee Injury Rates to Reduce Nursing Home Risk

As reported by Senior Living website McKnights.com, The University of Maryland recently collaborated with the National Council on Compensation Insurance on a study to test the impact of safe lifting programs on worker’s compensation costs. According to the study, the highest injury rates within the healthcare industry come from long-term care workers, with an average injury rate of 8.4 per 100 full-time equivalent workers as of 2009.

There has been a steady growth in long-term..


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Exploring Society’s View on End-of-Life Care Today

Exploring Society’s View on End-of-Life Care Today

Last year, we published a blog post in which we questioned if end-of-life care was too aggressive. As we mentioned in this prior post, the use of hospice services has increased among the elderly and disabled, however many patients are beginning palliative or end-of-life care just a few days or even hours before dying, therefore not receiving as much pain-free time as they could before passing away.

According to an article from WealthManagement.com, modern medical technology today exacerbates the problem of people not confronting the need for palliative or hospice care when they,..


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Senior Living Industry: Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Elderly

Senior Living Industry Serving the Mental Health Needs of the ElderlySenior Living Industry: Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Elderly

In April of 2014, a very sad and tragic homicide occurred at a nursing home in Houston, Texas. A 56-year-old man had an altercation with his two roommates, and during the altercation assaulted the two men with the arm of his wheelchair, ultimately leading to their deaths. Nobody can say if this incident could have been prevented in some way, but it does raise the question of if, and how, nursing..


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The Importance of Emergency Preparedness in Nursing Homes

The Importance of Emergency Preparedness in Nursing HomesThe Importance of Emergency Preparedness in Nursing Homes

In May of 2011, the Greenbriar Nursing Home in Missouri was in the direct path of the tornado that tore through Joplin. Of the 95 nursing home residents, 19 died. The nursing home was the structure with the highest number of fatalities in the tornado, which claimed a total of 161 people in the town, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

A recent NIST report stated that “the damage survey indicated that there..


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Recognizing Nursing Home Liability Risks

Recognizing Nursing Home Liability RisksRecognizing Nursing Home Liability Risks

According to the June 2013 Privacy Rights Clearinghouse report, since 2005, 25% of data breaches have been in the healthcare sector, exposing a total of 24,684,825 records. Most people think of nursing home liability risks consisting of Workers Compensation claims and resident injury risks. While nursing home liability risks certainly do include these types of claims, an often overlooked liability exposure in the senior living and healthcare industry is in the area of data security and privacy. The healthcare industry is expected..


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Dining Arrangement Brings Conflict in Nursing Home

Dining Arrangement Brings Conflict in Nursing HomeDining Arrangement Brings Conflict in Nursing Home

Depending on their health, financial resources, and general well-being, senior living centers can vary widely from fully independent living units, to assisted care, or in nursing unit. Each group has unique needs and administrative tasks, a difficult task that can result in unforeseen liabilities.

According to the New York Times, residents at Harbor’s Edge, a retirement community in Norfolk, VA, recently limited their upscale dining room to only residents in independent living communities, barring other residents..


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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

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    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

 
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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