Business Analytics

September 25, 2019

How To Effectively Manage Multiple Assisted Living Facilities With Technology

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In today’s day-and-age, we have a significant leg-up when it comes to managing multiple locations. Thankfully technology has paved the path to making this more efficient and effective. These things have helped the quality of life for both those that your company is charged with taking care of and those putting in the hours to make sure it is done properly. Centralizing any of these options can provide you with a much higher return on your investment than sourcing specific solutions for each separate community.

Resident Safety

Nothing is more important than resident safety, whether it is a large-scale security system that can be controlled on one platform across multiple locations or multiple smaller systems. Safety alert systems, lighting with sensors to notify when a light has gone out or can sense movement and turn on automatically, and a solid overall security system to protect both residents and staff are among the basics that can improve resident safety. There are options available for every sized community.

Error Reduction

Safeguards to reduce errors, for example, in medication administration, are a critical part of your clinical care system, and you can use those features to help you catch potential errors. Additionally, continually training your staff to spot possible care errors is another important key to reducing this risk.

Cost-Saving

Technology is ever-changing and advancing so that we can help our planet by reducing waste and increasing efficiency. This is helping your company with cost-saving by simple things like LED lights and a better understanding of the recycling program available in your area. Little savings like these can add up! Additionally, tracking your expenses by type against a per-occupant budget can help you quickly catch places where costs might be out of line – which can help you spot waste and, potentially, other types of losses.

EMR Solution (Electronic Medical Records)

The days of dozens and dozens of file cabinets that hold precious records are coming to an end. Electronic records make it easy for organizations to not only store records but also allows instant file access without having to look for the paper copy. This will also help if a care provider needs to move someone from one facility to another. Your company can run more smoothly with the addition of electronic files, and this can help standardize how charts are read and updated across all facilities.

Continuity of Care

When you are caring for someone around the clock, ensuring that hand-offs between staff members are accurate and easy is important. Additionally, being able to keep residents comfortable with seeing the same staff members regularly can help their comfort level – and a good clinical care system can help you identify situations with high turnover or erratic staffing. Tablets can make this information incredibly portable and easy to access, making the continuity of care easier to maintain and helping your residents feel more comfortable while receiving a higher quality of care.

Video Surveillance

Patients and their families will always expect the best care for their family members, and video surveillance ensures a piece of mind. It also provides an important level of protection across several important areas: tracking who is in your facility at any point in time, protection from lawsuits, identification of accidents, and reassurance to families who want quality care for their loved ones.

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