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By Greg Stock, 06/20/2019
As we begrudgingly make our way through the storm season, while casting a wary eye toward the 2019 hurricane season, this is a great time to review the hazards and coverage associated with these events to make sure you are adequately prepared. The U.S. has already experienced heavy rains, flooding, hail, and...
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By Robert Esposito, 06/17/2019
Truck side guards are devices designed to keep vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists from being injured or killed by large trucks in side-impact collisions. Side guards have been required standard equipment since the 1980s in Europe and Japan, and more recently in Brazil. They are also widely adopted in China,...
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Social Media Privacy in Senior Living Communities
02/07/2017

A new report from ProPublica and The Washington Post has identified 35 incidents of employees posting photos of nursing home residents on social media since 2012. Some of these photos show residents being abused or in compromising situations.  While these are 35 cases we know about because they’ve made the news or gone to court, there could be more that have gone unreported.

We hope the issue is not on the rise, but it is best to be proactive and protect your residents and community. To begin with, we recommend you revisit your employee training programs and ensure they adequately address social media privacy.  Make sure your employees understand the serious ramifications that could be incurred not only from violating your facility’s policies but also legally from violating HIPAA and other federal and state laws.

The AssuredPartners Senior Living team has partnered with organizations who can assist in reviewing programs and staff training. To learn more, visit AssuredPartners Senior Living.

Sources: McKnight's, ProPublica and The Washington Post