More LTC injury claims come from ‘favorable’ work environments: study
Aug 17, 2023
Long-term care facilities that created a favorable work environment actually drew more worker’s compensation claims than their peers, according to results of a new study.
Gravity wins — again
Jan 11, 2018
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that everything happens for a reason. In my case, life’s challenges are apparently meted out by the gods for the sole purpose of entertaining...
Employee injury rates up in state-run skilled nursing facilities
Nov 09, 2017
Nursing facilities ranked as the most injury- and illness-prone state-run workplace in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
20% of Medicare patients harmed due to improper care; nursing homes among areas needing more attention,...
May 29, 2014
Nearly one in five Medicare patients fall prey to medically related injuries unrelated to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research.
Nursing facilities rank fifth in most dangerous workplaces
Jul 25, 2013
Nursing facilities are the most dangerous workplace in Maine and the fifth most dangerous workplace in the U.S., according to a new study from an insurance company.
Study predicts injury increase for medical professionals
Dec 06, 2012
High tech will mean high-risk for some healthcare workers, according to projections from a Cornell University ergonomics professor. The push to make healthcare high tech, which is being pumped with $20...
Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds
Oct 26, 2011
Nursing home workers are accidentally injured on the job at a higher rate than workers in other sectors, including construction, manufacturing and mining, according to new Labor Department statistics.