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The Highland Risk Blog

When to Report an Incident in an Assisted Living Facility

June 10, 2014

An incident report is a form filled out to record details of an unusual event that occurs at an ...

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Risk Management: Emergency Planning Part 2 – Contents of a Good Emergency Plan

June 5, 2014

After Hurricane Katrina, Medicare and the Department of Health and Human Services created new regulations, setting forth what they ...

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Risk Management: Emergency Planning Part 1 – Why an Evacuation Plan is Necessary

June 4, 2014

Every time there is an emergency, such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood, there are reports about the difficult ...

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Risk Management: Clinical Areas of Liability – Falls

May 30, 2014

One of the most common risk management concerns for nursing facilities is falls and fall-related injuries to LTC residents. ...

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Risk Management: Pet Contact in Nursing Homes

May 27, 2014

One of the things many nursing home residents miss most is the companionship of a pet. It is heartbreaking ...

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Risk Management: The Best Protection

May 22, 2014

When an occurrence happens that puts your facility at risk, is not the time to begin to be concerned ...

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Risk Management: Fall Prevention and Intervention

May 20, 2014

A fall is defined as a sudden, unintentional change in position, which results in an individual either hitting the ...

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Risk Management: The Importance of Service Plans

May 15, 2014

The care plans, which Federal law requires nursing homes to provide for all residents, can help mitigate risk when ...

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Risk Management: Clinical Areas of Liability – Nutrition and Hydration

May 13, 2014

Frequently, the elderly show less interest in eating. Additionally, they may also stop drinking as much. Although the actual ...

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Risk Management: Assessing the Physical Environment

May 8, 2014

Facilities involved in providing services for the elderly must assess, mitigate, and monitor certain risks involved with their daily ...

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