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June 13, 2023

Why your senior living community needs a risk management program

Assisted and senior living communities face multiple risks on a day-to-day basis. Further complicating matters is the sensitive nature of health care work. Lacking an effective risk management program could impact the health and well-being of your employees and residents.

Risk management for residents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every second of every day, an American adult over the age of 65 falls. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in this age group. While falls are the most common injury, the good news is that most injuries and deaths in senior living communities are preventable with proper risk management protocols. 

Marsh McLennan Agency takes building a complete culture of safety seriously. Our team of health care safety consultants is made up of former clinicians who have knowledge of guidelines laid out by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the CDC, and the Department of Public Health. This allows us to make thoughtful assessments and recommendations for health care safety strategies for a variety of risks. These include:

  • Fall prevention
  • Safe resident handling
  • Wound care

Risk management for employees

Your residents are not the only ones that benefit from implementing risk management strategies. Taking care of your workforce means they can provide better overall care. Between the lingering effects of a pandemic and a growing rate of compassion fatigue amongst caregivers, your workforce needs effective support. We can help develop and implement a wide variety of health and wellness programs designed to meet the needs of your staff. We can offer guidance on:

  • Employee wellness
  • Ergonomics
  • Hiring practices

We’re here to help

Marsh McLennan Agency’s Health Care Safety Services provides in-depth risk management support for senior living communities like yours. We’re committed to taking care of you so you can continue to take care of your community. Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help.