Earlier this year, the New York Times published an article1
detailing a $53 million settlement agreed to between an east
coast state and the families of the residents who lived in two
state-run senior living facilities during the initial COVID-19
outbreak in spring 2020. At the
time, the settlement was the first of its kind nationwide for
The Pandemic Aftershock: Senior LIving Litigation in the Wake of
Each year, roughly $50 billion is spent on medical costs related
to nonfatal fall injuries, and $754 million is spent related to
fatal falls.1 These numbers are staggering and do not account for
the litigation cost required to defend facilities when negative
outcomes occur. Every senior living facility should have a strong
and detailed Falls Management Program.
Combating Falls in Senior
Cyber risk has emerged as one such threat that cuts across all
sectors and poses a very real threat to senior living
organizations. Today's cyber threat actors favor multiple attack
strategies, that is why a comprehensive understanding of your
environment with insight into security gaps specific to the
organization is so important.
The Evloution of Cyber Risk in
With increased financial pressure and an endless cycle of
uncertainty as regulations continue to evolve, many healthcare
organizations are looking for ways to reduce employee injury costs,
improve patient care and the work environment. Changes in
healthcare have resulted in more complex care being delivered
within the healthcare community.
Healthcare Safe Patient Handling Article
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting significant challenges for
many segments of the healthcare industry, including long-term care
(LTC) settings such as skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and
assisted living facilities (ALFs), which deliver clinical and
personal care services. Maintaining appropriate staffing in senior
living facilities is essential to providing a safe work environment
for healthcare personnel (HCP) and safe resident care.
Cyber, cloud computing, cookies, anti-virus, ransomware,
malware, breach and hacked... the list goes on and on.
Cybersecurity is something that many of us have not heard until
recently, let alone dealt with. Yet here we are in a cyber-driven
Protecting Your Organization from Cyber
A new and innovative option for Alabama's Senior Living
facilities. This concept is not "new" to other states, but Alabama
has stepped up and moved forward to bring this opportunity to the
Senior Living facilities, allowing facilities to grow their staff
and invest in the future of providing exceptional resident care, as
well as their people.
Document, document, document - a phrase that is familiar in the
senior living industry and many other healthcare arenas. During the
COVID-19 pandemic, documentation is critical in order to provide a
historical timeline of the facility's response to the COVID-19
Many facilities may be at risk for lawsuits and CMS Infection
Control Focused Surveys in the future, and the documentation
process for providing a historical timeline of each facility's
individual response is key.
COVID-19 Documentation whitepaper 5-14-20
As news headlines about the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease
continue to increase, so has concern over its potential to affect
employee welfare, disrupt global supply chains and slow business
operations. Gallagher's experts are here to support you in the
development and implementation of risk management policies and
procedures during a pandemic.
Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
It seems that long-term care providers are struggling to stay
the course in developing thorough, comprehensive, "person-Centered
Care" plans. Amid all the numerous regulatory changes, nursing and
rehabilitation facilities are attempting to find a balance between
shifting the care model while also maintaining regulatory
Person Centered Care Plans
Assisted Living, Specialty Care Assisted Living, Memory Care
Facility, Resident Care Homes - whatever title they go by, each
state has its own set of rules and regulations for these care
facilities. The criteria for admission and retention for any of
these centers will vary depending on the state in which you live.
The State of Alabama is no exception; it has its own set of rules
and regulations; especially when it comes to admission and
retention of a resident into one of its Assisted Living Facilities
(ALF) and Specialty Care Assisted Livings (SCALF).
Inappropriate Residents in ALF and SCALF Whitepaper
Will I be able to cover this shift next week? Is the weekend
coverage in place? These are questions every person working in the
Senior Living industry has asked. Staffing has become one of the
biggest challenges encountered in the senior housing industry.
Proper staffing is not only integral to the day-to-day mission and
operations of providing quality care to residents, but also crucial
to meeting the ever-increasing staffing-targeted regulations.
Senior Living Staff Whitepaper
"Global pandemic," "COVID-19" and "mask" are all familiar terms
that have become a part of our daily (and sometimes hourly)
conversations with friends, family and colleagues. And,
unfortunately, as COVID-19 cases increase and new restrictions are
implemented in some areas, your staff may be feeling fear, stress,
panic and anxiety. Developing a strategy to adequately address
these feelings in the healthcare space can be daunting. Long-term
care (LTC) nurses are managing the emotional wellbeing of residents
along with their own personal troubles each day. Similarly, members
of nursing facility staffs are under immense pressure, not to
mention handling situations their profession has never experienced
Dealing with Stress in Senior Living