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Liability

Christy Tosh Crider

A case study in COVID-19 criminality

COVID-19 hit Holyoke Soldiers’ Home last March, when most of us were just learning the term “social distancing” and had no awareness of asymptomatic positives. While the global medical community grappled with the pandemic, it raged through Soldiers’ Home and killed 76 veterans; 84 others tested positive and recovered. As elected officials scrambled for solutions…

Best practices for protecting leaders and facilities from COVID-19 lawsuits

Nursing home staff, administrators and frontline caregivers have worked tirelessly to prevent and manage the pandemic. Despite their heroic efforts, over 101,000 seniors and 750 employees had died of COVID-19 as of Dec. 1, 2020.  COVID-19 is a wake-up call to the entire skilled nursing and LTC industry. Organizations must strategically and systematically rethink their…

John O'Connor

Here we go again: All nursing homes are bad

There is no way to sugarcoat what happened last week in Hollywood Hills, FL. Eight skilled care residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our condolences go out to the victims and their families. But there is another troubling aspect to this that deserves attention. Namely, it’s becoming clear that nursing home bashing is in vogue again.

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