Risk Management

Advance directive struggle for Alzheimer’s resident

A resident's advance directive has turned into a legal battle with family members who say the assisted living provider shouldn't be helping her eat.

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When domestic violence comes to work

Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

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When domestic violence doesn’t stay at home

Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

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Woman impersonates cleaner, steals from residents, police say

A Florida woman has been charged for allegedly rummaging through resident rooms.

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CMS launches Hospice Compare site

Much like the Nursing Home Compare site for skilled nursing facilities, the new data comparison tool will allow consumers to see quality measures data on hospice and palliative care providers.

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Emergency: Is evacuation the best choice?

Evacuate? Shelter in place? A new study shows that fleeing an emergency can still have harmful effects on elderly residents.

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Brookdale tackles advance care planning

The senior living provider and Iris Plans have partnered to offer residents end-of-life care planning services. 

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Balancing resident safety with quality of life

Four senior living executives weigh in on the threat of litigation and demands of helicopter children while providing a meaningful life for residents. 

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CMS backpedals on arbitration restrictions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reconsidering its previous ban on pre-dispute agreements as binding arbitration.

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Elderly resident faces arson, aggravated assault charges

A 76-year-old resident faces charges over a fire in his bedroom at a Georgia personal care home.

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