Posted on Jan 18, 2019
Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million U.S. adults live with diabetes or a pre-diabetes condition. In seniors aged 65 or over, approximately 12 million people struggle with the disease – over a quarter of all Americans in this age range. This high diabetes rate in seniors poses unique challenges for nursing homes, and the number of affected seniors is only growing. The challenges of providing care to seniors with diabetes have resulted in a staggering number of liability claims. While nursing home insurance is an important part of risk management, many other aspects can protect facilities, staff, and patients from the losses associated with rising liability claims.