January 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: January 01, 2017

Report: LTC liability costs to rise in 2017

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A skilled nursing facility with 100 occupied beds can expect to pay roughly $235,000 in liability expenses in 2017, according to the recently issued Aon Global Risk Consulting/American Health Care Association 2016 Long Term Care General Liability and Professional Liability Actuarial Analysis.

Nurse’s online rant leads to guilty charge

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A Canadian nurse who posted on Facebook and Twitter about her frustrations over a relative’s skilled nursing care has been found guilty of professional misconduct by a nursing organization.

How to do it… Design for infection control

During remodeling or in between, providers must be continuously mindful of keeping environments clean. “Designers, housekeeping staff and maintenance professionals need to take every opportunity to protect against possible bacterial and infectious agents,” is how Jim McLain, general manager, Eldercare Interiors Division at Construction Specialties, puts it. Here’s what experts advise.

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