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Five Ways Technology Is Improving Senior Care

By Tangram Insurance Services
June 11, 2024

New tech is improving senior care – and it couldn’t come at a better time. The senior population is growing and it is becoming more difficult to find qualified staff at senior care facilities. By using tech tools in addition to human caregiving, facilities may be able to improve senior safety and well-being. #1: Prescription ...

Teaching Caregivers to Respond to Aggressive Resident Behavior

By Tangram Insurance Services
May 28, 2024

Caregivers frequently have to deal with violent patients. In the elderly, dementia may trigger aggressive behavior. Teaching caregivers how to respond to aggressive resident behavior is critical for staff safety and workers’ compensation risk management in adult residential care facilities. The Link Between Dementia and Aggression The Alzheimer’s Association says nearly 7 million Americans have ...

Disaster Preparedness for Adult Residential Care Facilities

By Tangram Insurance Services
May 14, 2024

Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires are all examples of unexpected events that may require you to evacuate your building. Evacuations are difficult for any type of business. For adult residential care facilities, they’re especially complicated. Is your facility prepared? Natural Disasters Are Increasing Even if you’ve never had to evacuate your building in the past, ...

Easing Senior Relocation Stress

By Tangram Insurance Services
April 30, 2024

Moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. In fact, a poll from Move.org found that 38% of Americans say moving is more stressful than going through a breakup. For seniors, moving can be especially distressing. However, moving is also sometimes necessary so seniors can receive the level of care they require. Assisted ...

Why Adult Care Facilities Need Sexual Abuse Insurance

By Tangram Insurance Services
April 02, 2024

You may not want to think about sexual abuse taking place at your adult care facility, but it’s a real risk that requires attention. Without sexual abuse insurance in place, your adult care facility may be unprepared in a lawsuit. Since risks may be increasing, this is a good time to examine your coverage. The ...

How Understaffing Impacts Adult Care Liability Insurance Rates

By Tangram Insurance Services
March 19, 2024

The adult care facility sector is facing two major challenges: a staffing shortage and rising insurance costs. While these challenges seem very different, they are, in fact, related. Although there are many reasons for rising insurance costs, staffing shortages have significantly increased liability exposures, contributing to higher losses and subsequent rate increases. Here’s what you ...

Screening Employees and Residents at Residential Care Facilities

By Tangram Insurance Services
March 05, 2024

Your residents and employees are the heart of your residential care facility. By being selective about the people you let into your community, you can create a safe and comfortable environment while limiting your liability. Comprehensive screening is therefore a critical risk management tool. Screening Employees Hiring the right people is critical to the success ...

The State of Property Insurance for Residential Care Facilities

By Tangram Insurance Services
February 20, 2024

Property insurance for residential care facilities is a critical safeguard that can help facilities recover from losses, enabling them to continue providing a safe and comfortable home for their residents. Securing suitable coverage and ensuring you have the right terms will protect both your residents and your company. The State of the Property Insurance Market ...

Cultivating Caregiver Wellness at Your Assisted Living Facility

By Tangram Insurance Services
February 06, 2024

Although the caregivers at your residential care facility are paid professionals, they may still experience caregiver burnout. As catering to the needs of others can be physically and emotionally draining, caregiver wellness is critical. Taking care of your employees is a crucial component of your employee retention and risk management strategies. Caregiving Burnout Statistics Research ...

Risk Management Resolutions for Residential Care Facilities

By Tangram Insurance Services
January 23, 2024

2024 has arrived, and the new year is a perfect time to refresh risk management practices. Below is a quick list to help you control exposures, reduce workplace injuries and avoid claims in the coming year. 1. Commit to Comprehensive Documentation Documentation is crucial. It helps you stay on top of potential issues before they ...