A senior living center should serve one purpose above all others: providing a home for its residents. In everything you do - through staff, activities, and meals - residents should feel at home, and the best way to create a warm and welcoming environment is through a high quality of care. Here are five ways to increase the quality of care in your senior living center.
Overview of EHR Platforms
EHR, or Electronic Health Record, platforms have transformed the skilled nursing facility industry, and 64% of SNFs have been using an EHR Platform since 2016. What was once stacks of paper records has been streamlined into the digital world, providing skilled nursing facilities with easy access to a resident’s entire paper chart. Information stored in an EHR platform is likely to include a resident’s medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory or test results and can be easily and securely accessed to authorized users.
Senior living communities have one goal - to make their residents as comfortable as possible. When the resident comes first, the senior living community will almost always succeed. One of the best ways to put the resident first in your care community is through an automated resident onboarding solution for your senior living software system, designed to make resident’s admission easy and their stay unforgettable.
Make Transition Easy For Residents And Families
Choosing to put a loved one into a senior living community is not always an easy choice. Families can spend months, even years, deliberating on whether or not to send their loved one to a facility, and then which comunity to finally settle on. Even after the choice has been made, there may still be some pent-up emotions of sadness, anxiety, and even anger.
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Nearly 60% of the time, facilities find that residents have not completed admissions forms in their entirety.
Most residents enter Long-term Care (LTC) directly from a hospital, usually due to an unplanned event, such as a fall or other health issue. In this situation, families and/or agents are under extreme stress to pull together all the documents needed to complete the paperwork for their loved one to be admitted.
In addition to the actual application, during pre-admission there can be a dozen or more types of documents that have to be completed. Currently most of these documents are paper based, in different formats, and various configurations. To ensure that no forms or signatures are missed, an admissions solution should automatically generate required documents based upon admission type.
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LincWare helps LTC communities find the 5 Star resident, protect reimbursements and reduce re-hospitalization with Admit+ , a simple online, e-admissions solution. We incorporate all your admissions documents into one scrolling form, ensuring the right questions are answered up front, so only the residents you're most qualified to help are admitted.
Make admission decisions based on residents needs and your communities’ ability to care for those needs. Reaching for the stars has never been easier, more efficient, or as cost-effective as it is today.
The CVT Software/LincWare partnership was one of seven companies selected to present new products in the Peak Conference “StartUp Zone,” a new initiative by LeadingAge to introduce unique technology to C-level management of organizations serving long term care.
Admit+ is the first admissions and digital management platform with ADDS (analytics, decisioning, documents and signatures).
Admit+ is a commercial off the shelf (COTS) solution which provides customized forms per the specific community, serving as a referral decisioning tool, contract generator and notification workflow engine. Access to the Admit+ solution can be a PC, tablet or mobile device.
Admit+ improves profitability and cost-effectiveness using data from resident admissions. By capturing the critical personal, financial information and clinical data before admission, communities can use the Admit+ Analytics/data and Decisioning Module to quickly identify the right residents and avoid accepting those that aren't a good fit. Admit+ automates document completion and capture from pre-admissions through discharge, including electronic signatures.
Admit+ provides analytics as a result of resident data that is captured during the pre-admissions and admissions process. This includes clinical data from the EMR as well as existing and new personal data, demographics and financials. Having data that can be acted upon, provides invaluable business intelligence. With it, communities can track trends, monitor quality, accountability and service.
“The business intelligence gained from Admit+ becomes a management tool, provided in a collaborative dashboard to share information in real-time,” explained Darren Mathis, chief executive officer, LincWare.“With faster, more appropriate admissions, lower overhead and material costs, productivity efficiencies, Admit+ ultimately reduces compliance risk, assures proper reimbursements, and improves profitability,”
CVT Software works with long-term care communities to reduce hospital readmission rates, lower compliance risks, and protect reimbursements by offering software and technology products that streamline the continuum of care transition process, to make it easier and more profitable. For more information and to request an Admit+ demonstration visit: cvtsoftware.com.