A claim data report released by insurance writer CNA examines major risks for aging services organizations, such as senior living communities.
The 2016 Aging Services Claim Report, called “Using Evidence to Achieve Excellence: Engage, Lead, Succeed,” was presented during the recent LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Indianapolis.
“This report is intended to help senior living communities better understand the risks associated with providing care for the aging population, and to offer practical actions to enhance resident safety,” says Ellen Wodika, Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA Healthcare, and co-author of the report, in a media release from CNA.
“We interviewed high performing organizations in order to provide real life solutions successfully created and utilized by our clients. These ‘Reports from the Field’ demonstrate the impact of implementing recommended risk control actions on reducing resident falls and pressure ulcers, which this report identifies as the major challenges experienced by aging services organizations,” she adds.
According to the report, resident falls continue to be the most frequent allegation in a liability claim for insurance. The report also identifies pressure ulcers as a leading cause of injury with potentially life-altering results for residents.
Other insurance claim risk factors at aging services organizations include cyber liability, such as hacking, data theft/loss, and unauthorized access; water damage to property; and auto accidents.
[Source(s): CNA, PR Newswire]