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By Cathy Knopf, 08/14/2019
Many Senior Living Operators elect to use arbitration agreements. The previous ban of using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements has recently been lifted for long-term care facilities. All Senior Living Operators should be informed on: The benefits of mediation and arbitration The content and location...
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By Cathy Knopf, 06/03/2019
Senior Living communities face many challenges with the continued advancement of regulatory/licensure directives. At the forefront is to minimize emergency department visits and reduce possible avoidable hospitalization of their residents. Many communities have already implemented communication systems such as...
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By Cathy Knopf, 05/28/2019
It seems that natural disasters such as tornadoes, high winds, torrential downpours, earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires are occurring more frequently and with little to no warning. It is the duty of every senior healthcare community to have an emergency preparedness program designed to meet the health, safety...
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By Cathy Knopf, 05/20/2019
Nursing home abuse cases can be some of the most serious and highest awarded lawsuits that lawyers litigate. Some say the average nursing home abuse case value ranges around $750,000, which includes all damages and the law firm fees. A medical records request typically occurs when a resident and/or resident...
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By Cathy Knopf, 11/05/2018
The senior living industry is responsible for keeping their residents safe every single day. Failing to do so can have monumental regulatory and litigation impact. Elopement occurs when a resident leaves the premises or a safe area without authorization and/or necessary supervision to do so. A resident who...
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