In this age of staffing problems, overworked administrators and overworked nurses, CNAs and DSPs in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, it can be hard to manage your workforce. I often hear stories...
Reducing liability exposures with video
Guy Fragala, Ph.D.
Mar 10, 2022
Falls among the elderly are a major problem within healthcare facilities, and this severe problem requires attention. Some proposed technological solutions include optical sensors or cameras linked to...
COVID-19 liability protections extended for nursing homes
Feb 14, 2022
Florida nursing homes are about to see their protection against COVID-19 liability lawsuits extended through next summer.
LTC operators paying higher liability costs since pandemic
Nov 24, 2021
Long-term care operators should be wary of increased liability costs following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic after a new report found that industry is facing increasing loss costs — with the frequency...
COVID lawsuit bounced back to state court, leaving nursing home cases open to ‘inconsistent’ interpretation
Oct 22, 2021
A COVID-19-related wrongful death lawsuit against two New Jersey nursing homes must be decided in state court — and not in federal court as providers had sought, according to a ruling issued Wednesday...
COVID-19 shields may have slowed lawsuits, but wave could still hit
Jul 23, 2021
Despite passage of laws meant to protect businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits in 30 states, few legal challenges have materialized yet.
Potential False Claims Act liability for nursing homes
Jul 07, 2021
The FCA is the Department of Justice’s key tool in combating healthcare fraud and abuse The False Claims Act (FCA) provides a remedy of civil damages when a party 1) makes a false statement or engages...
Providers are fighting COVID-related suits with expanded emergency preparedness law
May 25, 2021
Nursing home operators are taking advantage of an expanded emergency preparedness law passed by Congress in 2020 to shield themselves from COVID-related wrongful death lawsuits.
House lawmakers take another run at COVID liability protections for providers, workers
May 12, 2021
House lawmakers are taking another stab at ensuring COVID-19 liability protections for frontline healthcare providers and workers.
Non-covered losses and steep rate increases: New report issues bleak outlook for provider insurance
Apr 23, 2021
The best positioned long-term and senior care providers can expect to see liability insurance rates climb by as much as 30% this year, while those with previous losses and poor venues will face even stiffer...