In the early hours of 6 April 2009, an earthquake of magnitude 6 struck 6 km southwest of L’Aquila, a medieval town in central Italy. Around 309 people were killed and more than 1500 were injured. It was the deadliest and most devastating seismic event since 1980.
Since then a lot has changed. Starting in 2017, policy makers in Italy have introduced much-needed incentives to encourage uptake of earthquake insurance and retrofitting to make buildings more earthquake resilient.
We welcome these moves as we believe they will increase the country's overall resilience to natural catastrophes.
Learn more about these developments by downloading our special feature on L'Aquila earthquake. This research has been conducted by the Swiss Re Institute.
Studies have shown that good communication between caregivers and residents has many benefits and contributes to individualized care. While facilities have traditionally concentrated on improving documentation, most do not have any formalized training on how to deliver empathetic, person-centric care. Direct communication between all elements of nursing, medical, administration, dietary and other staff increases confidence of family members in the facility and assigned caregivers. It also has a therapeutic benefit on families as they feel that their needs are being addressed. As Long-term Care facilities are frequently targeted in litigation, this webinar will provide insights on how to set the stage for reasonable expectations at the start of the residency and minimize your risk potential.Learn more