assisted living News

Insurance Market Shrinking as Senior Living Industry Grows

The senior population continues growing at a time when the insurance market for senior living operations is under strain and both trends are expected to continue. The population of Americans over age 80 will double, from 6 million to 12 …

Kentucky Governor Orders Nursing Homes to Perform National Background Checks

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered nursing homes and other health care providers to run national background checks on all new employees or risk losing their license to operate in the state. Beshear signed the emergency regulation on Nov. 20. …

Nursing Home Giant Guilty in California Wrongful Death Suit

A Sacramento Superior Court jury has returned verdicts of wrongful death and elder abuse against the nation’s largest assisted living company. The Sacramento Bee reported the trial now enters the punitive-damages phase for Emeritus Corp, a Seattle-based company with annual …

Tennessee Court Reinstates Damages in Assisted Living Center Death

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a jury verdict against the management company of a Shelbyville assisted living center in a case involving the death of an 83-year-old woman. Records say Mable Farrar died after her colon ruptured when a …

WKF&C PRO Adds New Assisted Living Facilities Program

WKF&C PRO has added a new assisted living facilities program. The new program is available on non-admitted paper in all states except Alaska and certain counties in Fla., (Miami-Dade, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Manatee, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Orange Counties.). The …

K&B Underwriters Enhance, Rebrand Senior Living Program

K&B Underwriters, LLC, an insurance program administrator, has enhanced its senior living program and rebranded the program as DigniCARE Risk Solutions. The enhancements include a new A.M. Best “A+” rated market with coverage available on a claims made basis in …