Category Archives: Senior Living

Requirements to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facilities

Effective immediately, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring healthcare facilities to prevent Legionella infections by developing and adhering to policies and procedures that inhibit Legionella pathogen growth in building water systems. Legionella can cause a serious type of pneumonia called LD in people who are at least 50 years old, smokers […]

Proactively Preparing for a Door Inspection

Surveyors will begin annual door inspections beginning the first week of July. Proactively preparing for an inspection can save you from filling out mounds of paperwork due to a less than satisfactory report from an inspector. You should become familiar with the requirements of conducting an inspection and maintaining appropriate documentation. Life Safety Codes updates […]

8 Tips for Businesses to Save Money on Air Conditioning

Hot days of summer require energy-draining air conditioning to keep residents and employees comfortable. The cost to cool your building can be pricey but business owners can reduce energy costs and system failures by performing seasonal maintenance on their own. These are nine things business owners can do on their own to save money on […]

Celebrate National Nursing Home Week

As an insurance and risk management partner to hundreds of nursing homes, AssuredPartners NL would like to extend a “thank you” to our nursing home clients for providing care and services to those in need. National Nursing Home Week is May 14-20 and this year the nation will salute skilled nursing care centers and the […]

Webinar: Resident Falls and Pressure Injuries

Falls and pressure injuries in the aging population are two risk and quality of life areas identified in the CNA Aging Services 2016 Claim Report published last fall. CNA Risk Control Consultants, Traci Espenship, Loretta Mick, and Michelle O’Neil will explore the increase in rising acuity levels and their effect on aging services communities in […]

Nondiscrimination Rules for Benefit Plans

One of the final provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nondiscrimination rules for insured health plans, has not and may not become effective under the Trump Administration.  But did you know there are other nondiscrimination rules for benefit plans that have been in place for years? Cafeteria plans, self-insured health plans, dependent care […]

On the Rise: Abuse and Rape in Nursing Homes

Join our Senior Risk Management Consultant and Business Development Director, Barbara Peterson, for a complimentary webinar on abuse and rape in nursing homes on Thursday, April 27 at 2:00pm EST. She will discuss symptoms and physical signs of sexual abuse, as well as regulations for the investigation process. Participants will learn effective techniques to: Identify […]

Violence in the Workplace – Are You Protected?

Violence in our society does not only occur outside the workplace, as each year many employees are victims and perpetrators of violent acts. Homicides have become the third leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. Employers must endeavor to prevent the serious problem of workplace violence in an effort to protect employees […]

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