February 22, 2018
As a brutal cold snap battered the East Coast in December 2017, Jon Tagatz was reminded of another especially cold season four years ago, when he saw his community get swamped, literally. As executive director of The Heritage at Brentwood in Brentwood, Tenn., an LCS community, he had the helm when freezing temperatures burst 30…
February 15, 2018
Playing a movie or music in your community is popular with residents and offers the added benefit of encouraging social interaction. But are you aware of when it’s considered a public performance and a license is required? More than a few communities find the answer to that question when they receive a letter stating they’re…
February 5, 2018
If your community allows residents or staff to play movies in communal areas, such as in a theater, lounge, or community room, please be advised that a public performance license is required in accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act. Closed circuit television systems playing movies on a dedicated in-house channel are also subject to public…
January 2, 2018
Renovating a senior living community while it is presently occupied is a little like trying to replace the wing on an airplane in flight. Maybe it’s possible, but it sure isn’t easy. There’s dust and noise, and sometimes the contractor shuts off the water. Residents may have to shift rooms. Common areas get blocked. Staffing…
September 28, 2017
Philadelphia, Penn.—A case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could prompt assisted skilled nursing facilities and other organizations that offer personal services to the public to review the accuracy of their marketing materials, warns Brandon Sher, an attorney in national law firm LeClairRyan’s Philadelphia office.
September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017
In order to help address this serious risk the Willis Towers Watson Senior Living Practice, in partnership with Sorensen, Wilder and Associates, developed an employee training video–The Four Outs. The Four Outs – Get Out, Hide Out, Keep Out and Take Out, represent the critical action steps to take when faced with an armed intruder/active…
December 1, 2016
Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data, from 2014, revealing the magnitude of the issue.
November 29, 2016
An initial focus of the partnership will be on developing research related to human capital benefits benchmarking in senior living and risk management practices across the industry.
November 21, 2016
Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of voters supporting Proposition 106, the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act.
September 1, 2016
Willis Towers Watson, in partnership with Argentum, is hosting the annual Willis Towers Watson annual Senior Living Conference in Chicago, October 19-20.
August 22, 2016
Motion picture showings within senior living and health care communities have always required a public performance license in accordance with the US Copyright Act. Over time, public awareness of intellectual property rights has grown along with enforceme
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