Nursing home and assisted living facility lawsuits have risen dramatically in the past decade. As a result, liability insurance costs have sky rocketed, forcing many facilities out of business or having to downsize in order to meet the escalating costs. Other facilities have chosen to go bare, carrying no liability insurance, thus putting themselves and their business at huge risk. This seminar is designed to provide attendees with practical information they need in order to minimize the risks in nursing home and assisted living litigation. The program will cover a variety of topics related to nursing home and assisted living litigation and will be presented by an experienced faculty who are involved in the legal process of nursing home and assisted living litigation. They will present both insights and solutions for minimizing risks in litigation.
- Nutritional issues
- Nursing issues
- Administrative issues
- Issues from the plaintiff's perspective
- Liability prevention
- Issues that increase legal action
- Critical responsibilities
- Charting pitfalls
- Litigation process
- Liability insurance
- The attendee will be able to effectively identify certain litigation risks in facilities.
- The attendee will be able to use this knowledge to compile an intervention list.
- The attendee will be able to effectively administrate a preventive risk program.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Nutritional Issues That Increase Your Risk
A. Define The Role Of The Nutrition Professional In Minimizing Legal Liability In The Nutrition Assessment Process
B. Identify The Most Common Nutrition Assessment Issues That Increase Legal Susceptibility
C. Strengthen Documentation Practices To Prevent Legal Actions From Occurring
D. Understand Proactive Strategies To Prevent Litigation
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Nursing Issues That Increase Your Risk
A. Documentation And Its Correlation To Increased Liability Risks
B. Documentation The Nursing Home Expert Expects To Find When Reviewing The Medical Records
C. Most Common Lawsuits In The Nursing Home Setting And The Need For Adequate And Complete Documentation To Protect From These Lawsuits
D. Awareness Of The Fact That Additional Documentation May Be Requested From Your Facility To Facilitate Case Development
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Questions And Answers
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Minimizing Your Risks From The Plaintiff's Perspective
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VI. Administrative Issues That Increase Your Risk
A. Who's In Charge?
B. Preventing Litigation
C. Preparing For Litigation
D. Responding To Litigation
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VII. Questions And Answers
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Summary And Closing Remarks