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  • EHRs-assisted-living-software

    Whether you’re starting your first assisted living facility or managing a portfolio of communities, your technology decisions will impact your bottom and top-line revenue. Choosing technology for your assisted living community will affect the efficiency of your team, your residents’ care, and (hopefully) your communication with your residents’ families. Sure, you’ll compare features. But beyond…

  • Does it seem like everyone is talking about artificial intelligence (AI) for everything? While headlines proclaim impossibilities, it can seem AI solutions are far from reality – especially in assisted living where less than 50% of providers have adopted electronic health records (EHRs). But make no mistake: artificial intelligence will have real impact on the…

  • If software hasn’t figured into emergency preparedness plans for your assisted living, memory care, or independent living communities, we need to talk. Assisted living software decisions play a key role in ensuring your community can recover and respond to crisis. The choice to use cloud-based software could make the difference between interruption, or seamless continuation…

  • Here at ALIS (pronounced “Alice”), we get a constant stream of feedback from communities about how “easy to use” our software is and how “intuitive” the interface is to work with. Most of the time, this comes from nurses, operators, and front line staff who are already using ALIS in all the functions of their…

  • 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…

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