long term care facility News

Workers With Second Jobs May Be Factor in Nursing Home COVID Risk: Study

Nurses and other long-term care workers in nursing homes who hold multiple jobs may be one of the factors contributing to the spread of COVID-19 in these facilities. According to a new study published in Medical Care Research and Review, …

Life Care Accused of Retaliation Against Nursing Home Staffers Who Spoke to Reuters

A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc. has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management …

Glatfelter Launches Risk Management Tool for Long Term Care Facilities

Glatfelter Healthcare Practice, an insurance program serving senior living facilities, home health care and other private homecare agencies, and VorroHealth, a provider of clinical, AR/billing and interoperable technology for healthcare, have released ACTUM, a fully integrated offering to complement VorroHealth’s …

ACE Expands Liability Coverage for Assisted Living, Long Term Care Facilities

ACE Group has introduced four new medical liability coverage endorsements, designed to provide more comprehensive protection to the expanding long term care healthcare sector. The new endorsements include: media event expense; disciplinary proceeding defense; emergency evacuation expense; and patient property …

Senior Market Presents Opportunities for Young Agent Specialists

The graying of America could be a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs, including young insurance producers. As the nation’s population continues to gray, the people who work in the many businesses and organizations that serve seniors are themselves getting older …

Ryan Specialty Group Launches Healthcare Partnership with Lloyd’s Underwriters

Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG) has formed RSGUM Healthcare, a new healthcare and life science underwriting facility, in partnership with the healthcare and life science underwriters at Lloyd’s of London. Lloyd’s support for this comes from Amlin, Chaucer, Catlin, Hiscox, …

Ironshore, Highland Risk Services form Partnership for Continuing Care Coverage

Insurance wholesaler Highland Risk Services has partnered with Ironshore to provide liability insurance for the Empirical Risk program, which is designed specifically for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). CCRCs combine at least three levels of care – independent living, assisted …

West Virginia Judge Affirms $91M Damage Award Against Nursing Home

A Kanawha County, West Virginia judge has affirmed most of a $91.5 million damage award against a Charleston nursing home in a lawsuit that claimed it failed to properly feed and care for an elderly woman who died hours after …