The Medtelligent Blog

  • Last week, our COO and overall ALIS expert, Trisha Cole, posted a first-hand account of the ways she’s seen memory care communities across the country utilizing new technologies to solve the unique challenges of serving their population. From highly customized, integrated assessments to a family portal anchored by the resident’s internal record, there are countless…

  • Despite making massive strides towards going more electronic, assisted living communities are still grappling with the concept of electronic evaluations/assessments. Some communities avoid electronic evaluations because they resemble the MDS assessment used by skilled nursing facilities, while others are just trying to understand the value of an electronic tool in their less regulated setting. Specifically,…

  • Assessments, whether on paper or electronic, are inextricably linked to your assisted living community’s financial performance and health. Here are the 3 costliest mistakes we see companies and communities make with respect to their assessments: 1.  No assessment or expired assessment. Communities are losing money when assessments are overdue or not done at all. Best…

  • This summer, the ALIS team partnered with EPIC Academy, a progressive charter high school in South Chicago, to participate in a program focused on helping students understand the vast career opportunities available to them in the technology space. Twice a year, each EPIC class is paired with a local organization and submerged into a week-long…

  • Assisted living communities are often compared to their counterparts in skilled nursing, home health, and other areas of senior care. However many in the industry know that while they may seem similar on the surface, there are massive differences in AL from both a business and procedural perspective. In fact,  AL charting and operations have…

  • Moving into a senior living community not only marks a massive change in a resident’s life, but is a force that shifts their entire family dynamic. It’s not an easy change to make, especially for family who have played an active role in the caretaking up to this point. With this in mind, keeping families…

  • Over the past few years, the assisted living industry has seen improving staff retention, with employee churn trending downward. For community owners and operators, this is great news! It is always more economical to retain staff as opposed to hiring and training new employees. Also very importantly, continuity in the workforce helps foster meaningful relationships between…

  • The impact of the baby boom generation on the future of the senior living industry cannot be understated. As a response to this impending wave of new residents, assisted living communities are being forced to become more operationally efficient.  The senior living industry is changing from the inside out— transitioning from paper files to software…

  • Just a few weeks ago, nearly 250,000 homes and businesses lost power when a massive blizzard blanketed the East Coast. For some, this imposed only minor challenges–candles instead of lamps, scrabble instead of Words With Friends. For those in the assisted living industry, a power outage presents a true crisis. Responsible for the safety and…

  • If you are in any way involved in the healthcare industry, you’re most certainly familiar with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is divided into two main parts: Title I protects health care coverage for workers and their families when they change jobs, and safeguards against discrimination in the healthcare…

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