The Business Insurance Long-Term Care Virtual Conference, in partnership with the law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelmen & Dicker L.L.P., will address the myriad risks inherent in the skilled nursing industry. Risk managers of the more than 15,000 LTC facilities throughout the U.S. are charged with protecting the property, casualty and reputational risks associated with providing care to more than 1.4 million people, most over the age of 65. These run the gamut from safety risks affecting workers and residents to reputational risks stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past several months, the coronavirus pandemic has adversely impacted nursing homes, with more than 260,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 147,000 additional suspected cases, according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. According to data curated by the New York Times, the death toll among residents and staff at these facilities exceeds 84,000, accounting for 38% of all COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S.
In addition to COVID-19, conference sessions will cover:
- Slips & falls: The No. 1 injury claim
- Abuse and neglect
- Labor and employment issues including pre-employment screening
- Insurance coverage issues
- Litigation trends and trial experiences
- Cyber Risks for LTC facilities